House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) just openly admitted that she has no issue with potentially overturning a certified election simply because it benefits the Democrat party.
Peloso defended her decision on Sunday for the House of Representatives to intervene in Iowa’s Congressional election won by Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA).
The election was decided by only six votes. Iowa certified the election on Nov. 30 following a recount.
“Well, it was six votes. It was six votes and our candidate Rita Hart, the Democratic candidate, asked for this process to begin,” Pelosi noted on ABC’s This Week. “For them to call anybody hypocritical of elections when two-thirds of them in the House voted against accepting the presidency of Joe Biden is, well, it’s just who they are.”
Hart announced plans to appeal to the House Committee on Administration under the Federal Contested Elections Act on Dec. 2. The Act allows the House or Senate authority to rule concerning a contested election.
If Hart’s challenge is successful, the House could call for a new election, hold the seat empty during an investigation or declare Hart the winner.
An Iowa poll showed voters would view removing Miller-Meeks from office would be illegitimate. Seven out of 10 voters in the district said election disputes should be resolved by Iowa’s courts, according to a poll for American Action Network by Republican polling firm Cygnal.
Iowa Republican lawmakers sent a letter Mar. 9 to Pelosi, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-CA), Democratic Committee Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Republican Committee Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-IL), asking them to reject Hart’s appeal.
The letter noted Hart’s refusal to work within the state’s courts:
Iowa law permitted Ms. Hart to contest this result if she had concerns about Iowa’s election laws and procedures not being followed. The contest court is composed of the Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court and four district court judges selected by the Iowa Supreme Court. This court would have immediately met to conduct a trial, if Ms. Hart had so requested.
The full letter can be read here.
Hart may continue her battle in Washington, but Iowa and its voters have made their choice. The nation will watch as the House decides whether to intervene in this important Congressional election.