House Republican leader warns Pelosi could face ouster if she attempts another impeachment

by Peter Heck · Sep 24th, 2020 10:13 am

Last Updated Sep 25th, 2020 at 9:57 am

House Minority Leader Republican Kevin McCarthy fired back at Nancy Pelosi's threats of a second President Trump impeachment Wednesday, suggesting that if she moves forward with the idea, Republicans would move to oust her as speaker of the House.

"I will make you this one promise, listening to the speaker on television this weekend, if she tries to move for an impeachment based upon the president following the Constitution. I think there will be a move on the floor to no longer have the question of her being Speaker," McCarthy said. "She may think she has a quiver … we do too."

McCarthy's comments reference remarks Pelosi made to ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Sunday when she threatened that House Democrats "have our options."

Democrats are desperately searching for a strategy to stop Trump from nominating a Supreme Court replacement for recently deceased Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. McCarthy flatly rejected the premise.

"The president is supposed to move forward and they will. The Senate is supposed to take the action and they will — it's their constitutional right and they are following through," he said.

Pelosi has not yet responded to McCarthy's warning.


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