Stefanik: Pelosi Used Coronavirus Pandemic to ‘Coalesce Power’

Stefanik: Pelosi Used Coronavirus Pandemic to ‘Coalesce Power’

May 21, 2021

In an interview Thursday with Breitbart News, House Republican Conference chair Elise Stefanik correctly noted that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used the coronavirus pandemic to “coalesce power” as the leader of the House.

“Speaker Pelosi is not a health official, she should follow the CDC guidelines, and the House Physician should follow the CDC guidelines. It’s unfortunate she has used the pandemic to grab and coalesce power, and the American people are frustrated and starting to see through it,” Stefanik said after Democrats blocked a resolution proposed by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and many other House Republicans to update the House’s mask mandate in light of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) revised policies.

The resolution states that the House mask mandate “is not based on the best available science, is contrary to the latest CDDC guidance, and is not in line with the protocols in place in the United States Senate and the White House.”

Pelosi has implemented a procedure to allow for proxy voting during the coronavirus pandemic, even though House GOP Leader McCarthy has said that the Constitution states that Congress must meet in person.

“For 231 years, that’s what Congress has done — from the yellow fever of 17 — in the 1700s to the Civil War to the burning of a building during the — in the 1900s. Then you had Spanish flu. You had the 9/11 — we still convened,” McCarthy said last May.

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