Ryan E.
January 21, 2023

McCarthy Ends Proxy Voting

Liberal voters and liberal politicians share a lot in common:

Neither of them think they should have to go to work.

I guess they think the Republicans will do all of the work for them?

Regardless, new House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has had enough.

Like the rest of America, lawmakers are now obligated to actually show up at their jobs if they want to get paid.

He's ending proxy voting.

Kevin McCarthy may be the biggest Republican with that view right now, but he's not the only one.

Representative Ashley Hinson, a Republican, immediately and enthusiastically supported McCarthy:

"Members of Congress who don’t want to show up and vote should look for another line of work. There are too many issues facing the American people for Congress to be phoning it in – I’m glad proxy voting has come to an end!"

Voting by proxy was initially introduced during the pandemic as a way to practice social distancing and keep people safe. Like most things though, politicians quickly found a way to abuse it.

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