Conservatives suspected that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, but failed to produce indisputable evidence that it was true in time. However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) may be trying to overturn the results of one House of Representatives race that was already certified — and she’s not hiding it.
Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-IA) charged Pelosi with attempting to “steal” the seat away from Rep. Marianne Miller-Meeks (R-IA) and hand it to Democrat candidate Rita Hart, Breitbart reported. Miller-Meeks beat Hart by six votes for Iowa’s Second Congressional District, and Pelosi has agreed to entertain Hart’s objection to the results.
— Ashley Hinson (@RepAshleyHinson) January 7, 2021
“The American people elect their officials, not Congress,” Hinson said in a video statement she tweeted Thursday, just one day after a joint session of Congress had accepted the Electoral College votes. “Our Constitution is clear about this, whether it’s convenient or not. So that’s why it’s so outrageous that on the heels of last night’s votes, Speaker Pelosi is moving forward with her plan to overturn the will of Iowa voters, who elected Dr. Marianne Miller-Meeks to serve them here in Congress,” she said.
All of the states, including Iowa, had already certified the election results, and the certification from Congress was largely a formality. However, Hart is still petitioning the House Administration Committee to contest her loss, claiming that 22 votes were illegally cast, the Des Moines Register reported. Republicans thought Hart should settle the matter in cour rather than taking her grievance to Pelosi.
“Pelosi fully intends to overturn the voices and, most importantly, the votes of Iowans and install someone that Iowans rejected at the ballot box, and she’s doing this for her own political gain.” Hinson called Pelosi “hypocritical” in her attempt to add to her “razor-thin” majority in the House if Hart and Pelosi succeeded.
Other Republicans also spoke out against Democrats’ effort to remove Miller-Meeks. “Iowans don’t want Nancy Pelosi and her band of D.C. socialists deciding their elections,” National Republican Congressional Committee Mike Berg told Breitbart.
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) pointed out that Democrats have long sought to take power away from states like Iowa, first by rejecting to the Electoral College process and now trying to meddle in an election already decided and certified. “Though the margin was close, Iowans spoke and elected Congresswoman Miller-Meeks, and a bipartisan panel in Iowa certified the results,” Ernst said in a statement Wednesday.
“As a senator, my job is not to overturn the will of voters and choose winners of elections—just like it’s not the House of Representatives’ to handpick who serves as Iowa’s second district congresswoman.”
Pelosi and her party were outraged that Republicans tried to contest the 2020 presidential election results despite credible accusations of voter fraud. Now that it could benefit them, however, the Speaker has no problem entertaining Hart’s request. This is just the latest example of the hypocrisy and lack of scruples on the left who seek to win at all costs.