The House Freedom Caucus has asked House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to file a motion to remove Nancy Pelosi (D-California) as Speaker of the House.

In a letter, the Caucus asked for McCarthy to summit the motion at the GOP conference July 31 “to vacate the chair and end Nancy Pelosi’s authoritarian reign as Speaker of the House.”

This news comes after Pelosi vetoed two of McCarthy’s Republican picks for the January 6 committee. The picks included Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) who is a member of the House Freedom Caucus. In response, McCarthy pulled all Republican representation from the committee, except for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming), who was picked by Pelosi.

The House is currently controlled by a slim majority of Democrats, and so a motion is guaranteed to fail. Still, this letter signals growing GOP distrust of Pelosi. No public comment has been made by Pelosi or her team.

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