House GOP sues Democrats to block new proxy voting scheme

House Republicans will sue Democrats to block a plan to permit proxy voting on the House floor, aides to Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Monday.

“Giving your vote as a member of Congress to another person is just simply not allowed, and not envisioned in the Constitution,” a lawyer who works in the GOP leader’s office said Tuesday.

Republicans plan to file the lawsuit in federal court Tuesday. The House plans to begin proxy voting on Wednesday. More than 50 Democrats have indicated they plan to use a proxy to vote for them this week.

Republicans have named as defendants in
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