WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Fulcher has joined a lawsuit that was filed tonight at 6PM EST challenging the constitutionality of Speaker Pelosi’s new “proxy” vote rule. Rep. Fulcher’s statement is below.
“The Founders of this great nation never intended members of Congress to give their voting ability to someone else, and the people of Idaho elected me to represent them, not Nancy Pelosi. "Voting by proxy" is an unconstitutional process that would result in a tremendous transfer of power. It cannot stand.
Speaker Pelosi passed a proxy voting scheme that will eliminate any meaningful debate and allow Members to stay home collecting a paycheck while others cast their vote.
It is unacceptable to allow this 231-year precedent to be broken for the sake of political posturing, and it is a shame we must resort to legal action to rectify it.”