(WASHINGTON) – Rep. Jim Banks is a plaintiff in the lawsuit challenging Democrats’ historic and unconstitutional rule change to allow for proxy voting.
“I won’t be passing off my constitutional duty and voting by proxy – especially when we expect millions of workers to get up each day and go to work to keep our nation moving,” said Rep. Jim Banks.
On May 15, Democrats voted to authorize Proxy Voting on the floor of the House.
Voting by proxy is flatly prohibited by the Constitution. Article I, Section 4, Clause 2 states: “The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall . . . .” Supreme Court precedent upholds this interpretation.
Through the Yellow Fever of 1793, the Civil War; the burning of the Capitol during the War of 1812, the Spanish Flu of 1918, and 9/11, Congress has never flinched from its constitutional duty to assemble at the Nation’s Capital and conduct the People’s business.