On regrettably rare occasions, the hypocrisy of a political leader becomes so blatant that even members of their own party have no choice but to take a stand against it.
This phenomenon is presenting itself as a growing crisis for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) thanks to the increasing unwillingness among moderate Democrats – including Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) — to go along with her plan to overturn the results of a narrowly-decided Iowa congressional race and unseat the certified Republican winner, as Breitbart reports.
Slotkin’s stance comes in response to a plot afoot among certain House Democrats to upend the outcome of the 2nd Congressional District contest between the GOP’s Marianette Miller-Meeks and Democrat Rita Hart. Miller-Meeks’ victory came via a razor-thin six-vote margin but was certified by a state board following a formal recount, and she was provisionally sworn in back in January.
Subsequently, Hart filed an appeal to the House Committee on Administration, which did not dismiss the petition as Miller-Meeks requested but instead tabled it pending determination of procedures for receiving evidence and adjudicating the dispute, as National Review noted.
When asked if she could envision circumstances in which Miller-Meeks could indeed be unseated in favor of the Democrat, Pelosi replied, “I respect the work of the committee…we’ll see where that takes us,” further opining that “there could be a scenario to that extent.”
Slotkin, for her part, wants nothing to do with such a scheme, telling the Skullduggery podcast:
I’m sorry, I cannot support overturning an election, especially given everything that’s gone on and what we’ve been hearing from the Republican side of the aisle.
I mean, that’s their whole schtick. They attempted to delegitimize the results of the election and not certify those elections…
…I can’t turn around and vote to decertify something that’s been stamped and approved in Iowa.
The Michigan congresswoman is not alone among Democrats standing in opposition to Pelosi’s power grab, with Blue Dog Coalition member Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA) saying earlier this week, according to The Hill:
I want to see what compelling reasons there are for the feds to get involved in this.
I think these are issues that right now are probably best left at the state level.
Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH) joined the chorus of Democrat resistance to the effort, saying on Monday, according to Breitbart:
This election result was certified by the State of Iowa, and Rep. Miller-Meeks was sworn in nearly three months ago…it’s time to move on.
The removal of Rep. Miller-Meeks from Congress would constitute an act of the grossest hypocrisy from the same party that excoriated anyone who questioned the veracity of the 2020 presidential election, and for pushing back against it, Slotkin has – at least in this instance – done the commendable thing.