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Kevin McCarthy slams Democrats on first day of proxy voting: 'NOT what the Founders had in mind'

Added 05-28-20 02:29:01am EST - “House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Wednesday decried Democrats on the first day of proxy voting in the House of Representatives.” - Foxnews.com

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House Republicans filed a lawsuit against Speaker Nancy Pelosi to block a system of proxy voting put in place during the coronavirus pandemic; reaction and analysis from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Wednesday decried Democrats on the first day of proxy voting in the House of Representatives.

Democrats pushed for the new rule, allowing fellow lawmakers to be cast votes on their behalf, because of expected Capitol absences amid the coronavirus outbreak. Republicans reacted with a lawsuit against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“A Democrat from Maryland just voted seven times on legislation in Congress,” McCarthy tweeted Wednesday. “This is NOT what the Founders had in mind when they created representative democracy. One representative should equal one vote."

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