June 18, 2021

Nancy Pelosi defends potentially overturning contested House election despite rising pressure

One of the most persistent refrains from the left since November of last year was that anybody who dared question the legitimacy or accuracy of 2020 election results was misinformed, traitorous, or both.

However, that observation apparently does not apply when it comes to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who is standing firm despite growing backlash within her own party over potential plans to overturn the certified outcome of an Iowa congressional race and unseat the Republican victor, as The Hill reports.

The controversy stems from the House Administration Committee’s continued consideration of a challenge initiated by Democrat Rita Hart seeking review of the results in her state’s 2nd Congressional District race, a contest narrowly won by the GOP’s Mariannette Miller-Meeks. Pelosi made headlines when she indicated earlier this month that she could envision a scenario in which Miller-Meeks was unseated and Hart installed.

Those remarks drew harsh criticism not just from the GOP, but also from members of Pelosi’s own party, with Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) declaring that she “cannot support overturning an election,” and Blue Dog Coalition member Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA) stating that “these are issues that right now are best left at the state level.”

According to Breitbart, Democrats’ opposition to Pelosi’s plot did not stop there, with Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA) opining:

…as I have said before in connection with the 2020 presidential election, legislators should be heeding states’ certifications of their elections. Unless there is rampant error and substantial evidence thereof, I do not believe it is the role of the House members to dictate the outcome of elections.

Pelosi was apparently unmoved by those entreaties, however, defiantly maintaining on Thursday that the House retains the authority to resolve contested electoral battles and asking her critics whether they, too, would seek such a review if their race was decided by such a razor-thin margin:

I would say to them, if you lost by six votes, would you like to bring your case before that?

Now, if I wanted to be unfair, I wouldn’t have seated the Republican from Iowa. Because that was my right on the opening day. I would have just said, ‘You’re not seated.’ And that would have been my right as Speaker to do. But we didn’t want to do that. We just said, ‘Let’s just go through this process.’

If the speaker wishes to persist in her push to reverse the result in the Iowa election, it appears that she do so without the support of many who are normally in her corner, with Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) warning:

Losing a House election by six votes is painful for Democrats. But overturning it in the House would be even more painful for America.

Just because a majority can, does not mean a majority should.

According to The Hill, another unnamed, moderate Democrat offered an even starker assessment, saying, “It strikes me as remarkably hypocritical and a dangerous precedent at a time we need to be repairing precedents.”

While Pelosi’s attempt at a naked power grab is undeniably outrageous, it is at least heartening to see that some on her side of the aisle have the intellectual honesty to call it out for precisely what it is.

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  2. Hey nancy can we say abuse of power? Remember that is just what you tried to impeach Trump over? So it’s all right for you?

    1. I say, “Impeach Pelosi.” She’s done enough damage to this country over her time in the House.

      1. Yes, Pelosi, needs to be impeached herself. She has broken more laws, than any politician I can remember. She is a callous, fearmongering piece of crap!

        1. What no one Especial Pelosi is saying, the votes were counted three different times and still came up with same results. A Republican won the seat! Remove Pelosi!

      2. I so agree with you! When is someone going to stop her from breaking our laws and get away with it! She is so evil, call out and try to impeach President Trump just because she doesn’t like him. I have never know of a speaker taking such liberties just because she wants to!

    2. Patrick, I say my prayers every day I will read in the paper that Nancy Pelosi had a good heart attack, stroke, etc….in other words the good Lord term limits her permanently….

  3. Piglosi needs to just shut her ugly little mouth because Kamala just might like the look of her tongue.

    1. I and millions agree. someone should get RID of this insane power junkie. who appointed her GOD , is he aware of it.? She is a VILE thing.

  4. Piglosi is just another IDIOT that’s in office right now! Need to IMPEACH BIDEN, HARRIS, PELOSI, SCHUMER and others that are in the White House now . Need to do it immediately!!!!!

  5. Pelosi reminds me of a certain French queen. Maybe Pelosi should study French history, that particular queen gave a whole new meaning to losing one’s head.

  6. How could she possibly sweat bullets when her pores are so clogged with alcohol. Sure helps the fantasy in one’s pickled brain though.

  7. Nancy is the epitome of rules for thee, NOT FOR ME !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sha is the MOST retched, hate filled, NASTY person who ever pretended to be a human being !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. I just posted this on facebook. Nancy Pelosi should be removed from office by the American people all of us. If she has the power over our election we the people,all the people should be able to remove an Congress person from office, for trying to bring America down for her own reason. Are the American people still the one to pay her salary? If we let crazy Nancy get away with this then we have no power of the people. Start collecting signatures, to remove her by the American people, California is not interested in our right. Pelosi has no control even as house speaker to speak for us all.

  9. Understand folks, the democrats don’t care what we think of them. Control and power is all they want and unfortunately their winning.

  10. If you go ahead and do this, then “We the People” demand that the election for the President of the United States be reopened as there were contested ballots in the six swing states that were not counted fairly and had they been, President Trump would still be in office. As you have stated Speaker Pelosi, how would you feel if you thought you had been cheated of your rightful seat. You can’t just have it your way. What is fair for one is fair for all. After all, unity is what Biden said the Democrats wanted for America.
    So what is it going to be, MADAME SPEAKER?
    By the way, nice bribe Biden did offering Mrs. Manchin a position for 163,000.00 a year, so her husband would vote party line. I do believe that is a crime. But then again, Biden does that a lot. Offer bribes.

  11. beware of any democrat that uses the word ‘fair’ as they changed the meaning.
    beware of any promise made by a democrat. most not kept or are reversed.
    note any democrat that accuses others of something has done it themselves.
    any democrat that refuses to investigate a candidate before voting is a puppet.
    if a democrat does not blame others for their mistakes they are not a democrat.

    just my opinion being retired, homebound, wheelchair-bound with no one else here and lots of computer, TV, and radio time. ha.

  12. We the people of the United States Of America who have signed below want Nancy Pelosi to be removed from the United States Government Political Branch of the House for overturning the votes of the 2020 election and being involved with voter fraud in the counting of the ballots for the United States President and for the other illegal items she was involved with against President Trump.

    DRAFT some lawyer can make this more proper.


    WE THE PEOPLE (aka SILENT MAJORITY) have had countless opportunities to have stopped this nightmare, but we chose instead to give the DEMOCRATS what they expected of us, to REMAIN SILENT! Thus, making us equally complicit in the fraud perpetrated against United States Americans!

    Isn’t it time you actually did something, took action? How much more damage needs to be done?

    I strongly urge everyone who reads this to PICK UP THE PHONE and call your REP in DC and DEMAND NANCY PELOSI BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE ABUSE OF POWER! Can we seriously sit back, do nothing, and allow this vile, evil person to continue her senior role in destroying our country and stripping us little by little of our constitutional rights?

    People should write these numbers down and use them frequently even if you don’t think your elected officials listen, they are required to note your comments for the permanent record in their caller database for anyone to see.

    Then copy and paste this information into an E-Mail and send to friends and family asking them to make the calls, then forward on to their friends asking them to make the calls and forward on! WE NEED TO MAKE THIS GO VIRAL!

    Members of the House


    One call per rep!

    Keep in mind: SILENCE = ACCEPTANCE

  14. She is leading the way so let’s overturn the presidential election let’s forget about the election being called and look back at voter fraud audit those machines recount ballots investigate the election that was stolen 80million come on man how dumb is that only one that would believe that is China Joe Biden

  15. It’s bad enough that we have to put up with the Biden-Harris circus, now we have to put up with that big red nosed clown Pelosi along with her monkey on a string Schumer. Come on true Republicans! Get a backbone of steel and show us what you are made of, even the RHINOS are showing more spunk! Show us why we elected you! Impeach them all!

  16. Piglosi you do not have the authority to unseat Senate republicans just because you want all demo clowns you need to be impeached along with your boyfriend and girlfriend and the rest of the democlowns we Americans have had enough of your [email protected]#$%

  17. I call her “Nazi Pollution” because that’s what she is! She is insane, she is 81 today, (March 26) her day of judgment is coming! I won’t waste anymore time, breath or energy on her here!

  18. Hey Pelosi reap what U sow, bad optics very bad for 2022 for Dems
    Unless we are in active Civil War 2 mode.

  19. If Piglosi does this, then Iowa should sue her for election tampering, theft of an election, abuse of power and demand a recount of the votes for speakership! Did she really get all those votes? Whom did she coerce into voting for her? Whom did she bribe and bully? She is NOT that popular, most Dems don’t like her. She is one of the most hated women in the country! She must be kicked out of congress as a national security risk, an enemy of the people!

  20. I am from Iowa and the only thing I can tell Nancy is stay out of Iowa you screwed up your own state leave mine alone.

  21. So, if she does this, that means we can overturn the election of Biden based on the same type of information? No wonder her own party is shouting “Shut up”. Go ahead, Nutty Nancy. Make it work…we can’t wait!

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