Democrats in the House are trying to steal a seat from an Iowa Republican who won a certified election and was seated weeks ago.
Rep. Marianette Miller-Meeks won by just six votes, but she won.
Now that Democrats are worried about their slim majority, they’re trying to take the seat back through outright theft.
Nancy Pelosi is trying to justify this effort.
The Hill reports:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday downplayed concerns from centrist Democrats who warned party leaders against potentially overturning the election result of a closely contested House seat in Iowa.
The House Administration Committee is considering a challenge from Democrat Rita Hart, who is contesting the results in Iowa’s 2nd District after the state certified that Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks won by just six votes.
Pelosi maintained that the House has the authority to adjudicate contested elections — especially in a race as close as Iowa’s 2nd District — and challenged Democrats critical of the review to consider how they’d react if their own races were as narrowly contested.
After a recount, Iowa certified the tally and Miller-Meeks was seated in January. Pelosi emphasized that she could have refused to seat Miller-Meeks amid Hart’s challenge, but chose not to despite some Democrats’ encouragement.
“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,’ ” Pelosi said.
See the video below:
PELOSI: It is my right to seat and unseat any member of Congress I wantpic.twitter.com/habrc0k7cP
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 25, 2021
Pelosi and the Democrats can try to justify this any way they want but it doesn’t change the perception.
This is what they used to call a “threat to democracy.”
But everything is different when THEY do it.