House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for quietly approving a review of the election results of a narrowly won Republican seat, according to The Washington Examiner.
McCarthy told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Friday that Democrats, desperate to strengthen their lead in the House of Representatives are calling into question the election of Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA).
Miller-Meeks won the 2nd Congressional district seat by a margin of six votes, in a district where 394,000 were reportedly cast.
However, Pelosi told reporters that the Democratic-led House Administration Committee “is following the law” in its review of the election.
“Such hypocrisy,” the Republican lawmaker said after noting the way Democrats handled former President Donald Trump challenging reported results of the 2020 election.
Congresswoman Miller-Meeks not only won on Election Day, she is the duly elected congresswoman. She also won the recount. She is certified; she is serving. She’s on the [Veterans’ Affairs] Committee as well, she has offered an amendment against that COVID bill to help the vets. The Democrats voted against it.
While Democrats held the house in the 2020 election, their margin is far from comfortable, which is something McCarthy noted during his interview:
“But what is really happening here, Sean, you know it, the Democrats have the smallest majority in their history in the last 100 years, only five seats, so every seat they can steal helps them, helps them be able to pass the most socialist things they can,” he added.
Republicans are in the vulnerable position of not holding either house of Congress or the White House. That means two things, the first is that damaging legislation can move through much more easily without Republican consent. The second is that Republicans have a great opportunity as their voters are likely nervous and paying attention to the 2022 election cycle. Moves like Pelosi’s should only serve to further convince conservatives that their votes count now more than ever.