New York Democrat Rep. Mondaire Jones has reportedly misused the House rule allowing proxy voting in order to attend a wedding and party with actress and producer Issa Rae in France.
Jones used a rule in the House of Representatives to vote by proxy, claiming he was “unable to physically attend proceedings…due to the ongoing public health emergency” despite being able to party on the French Riviera at HBO star Issa Rae’s lavish wedding, the New York Post reported. The New Yorker had allowed Georgia Democrat Rep. Nikema Williams to vote for him.
The Post wrote that the Democrat lawmaker had potentially misused the proxy voting capability in the House, which was first enacted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) so members with coronavirus or exposure could still participate. He reportedly used it