A White House ‘We the People’ petition calling for the impeachment of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is quickly approaching 100,000 online signatures as of Monday.
The petition, created by a citizen who provided no information other than the initials of “M.G,” accuses Pelosi of being a traitor to the American people who is beholden to the interests of illegal immigrants. Pelosi led the recent government shutdown, refusing to work with President Trump to provide wall funding while making federal workers go unpaid for their services for more than a month.
“Illegal aliens are enemies that invade our country with drugs, human trafficking, and terrorist causing death and crime to American citizens. Nancy Pelosi adheres to these enemies by voting for and providing them aid and comfort through Sanctuary policies funded by US citizen tax dollars, and refuses to protect American people by refusing to fund our border wall, leaving our borders open and unsafe. Pelosi refused to meet with Angel families, caused the government shut down then traveled on US dollars to Hawaii and Puerto Rico while 800,000 Fed workers don’t get paid, and uninvited Trump for SOTU. IMPEACH Pelosi for treason!”
The process for impeaching a Speaker of the House is theoretically the same for every single member of the chamber. It takes a 2/3rds majority vote to strip membership in the House from an elected member- making it unlikely that the Democrat-controlled house could act upon this petition, regardless of its popularity among the American public.
The ‘We the People’ petition system was created in the early days of Barack Obama’s presidency, and nominally the executive branch is supposed to provide an official response for every petition that gathers more than 100,000 signatures. The promise of guaranteed Presidential responses to popular petitions seems to have generally fallen to the wayside since then, however, in great part because of a series of popular petitions created by conservatives that were politically inconvenient for the Obama administration to recognize.
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