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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has agreed to seat Rep.-elect Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa) after Republicans cautioned her against setting a dangerous precedent by interfering on Democrat Rita Hart’s behalf.


But there’s a catch.

The State of Iowa certified Miller-Meeks’ victory to represent Iowa’s 2nd District. Miller-Meeks won by six votes out of nearly 400,000. Instead of contesting the results under state law, Hart asked the Democrat-controlled House to investigate and overturn the election results — which remains a distinct possibility.

The Washington Times’ David Sherfinski reports:

“Yes and yes,” Mrs. Pelosi said when asked if she plans to seat Ms. Miller-Meeks and have a Democratic majority present Sunday.

Ms. Hart’s campaign said that not all ballots were counted during a recount and that she should net at least 15 votes that weren’t tallied.

Ms. Miller-Meeks’ team said Ms. Hart ran to Mrs. Pelosi to try to overturn the election results because she knew she would lose in Iowa courts.

The House Administration Committee is set to investigate the results.

Miller-Meeks’ seating doesn’t preclude the House Administration Committee from ultimately declaring that Hart won and should replace her. 

The House of Representatives last overturned state-certified election results in 1985.




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Recce1
Recce1
1 year ago

Why not seat Hart instead? Democrats have called on Pelosi to refuse to seat any of the Republicans who supported Trump’s TX lawsuit. I wish she would. Then the fun would begin.

Gadawg
Gadawg
1 year ago
Reply to  Recce1

Time to put this 80 year old Speaker of the House out to pasture!!!!! Then she can get her hair fixed whenever she wishes without being accused of not following her own rules. Send Eric Swalwell with her

john
john
1 year ago
Reply to  Gadawg

80 ? That was 20 years ago

Darlene
Darlene
1 year ago
Reply to  Gadawg

Yes & he’ll yes!

CJM
CJM
1 year ago
Reply to  Gadawg

The only way to get rid of that pest is to have her “constituents” vote her out of office OR that the illustrious Congress puts her out (yes, they can actually do that).

Zues Papadopoulos
Zues Papadopoulos
1 year ago
Reply to  CJM

Her constituents. You mean in her SF district? The one that basically have only homeless drug addicts, living on the streets? The one where all the elite are leaving in droves? Who the heck is gonna be left to vote her back into office, as a CongressWOMAN. It’ll be a miracle if she remains Speaker. Send her azz packing.

Esther Sheriff
Esther Sheriff
1 year ago
Reply to  CJM

maybe God, our Father, who is so easily blasphemed, will take out the old gal soon and we the people won’t have to continue to put up with her nonsense!

Randy Lewis
Randy Lewis
1 year ago
Reply to  CJM

Wrong, she should be hung with the rest of the traitors!

Cindy Galt
Cindy Galt
1 year ago
Reply to  Gadawg

Like your name.

kate
kate
1 year ago

We are not a democracy [government ruled men], we are a Constitutional Republic [Rule of Laws]. This is a swamp lie to minimize the importance of the “Rule of Law in favor of men dictating theor own wants. So if Pelosi does it according to the laws not to her wants I guess we’re on solid ground. TRUMP 2020 EJECTION TRUMP 2020 Inauguration BOOM BOOM BOOM

Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor
1 year ago
Reply to  kate

Kate…I would like to point out that women in this country do not have the same (equal rights) as the Constitutional changes to give them equal rights was never ratified. The bill was passed by both the House and the Senate but did not receive enough states to ratify it into actual law. It was then sent back to Congress where it died. Why has none of these women in Congress not brought that up in these modern times?

Zues Papadopoulos
Zues Papadopoulos
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Taylor

What rights do women not have? I am aware of more privileges they have. But, what is it, that they do not have? Specifically?

Esther Sheriff
Esther Sheriff
1 year ago

As a woman, I feel I feel I have all the rights I need to live a good moral life.

Joanne
Joanne
1 year ago

See, they have 15 votes that didn’t get counted. This happened all during tge presidential and had to trash Trump votes. I saw the garbage bag, you know if thise were Biden votes, tgeyd be running them through. President Trump won 2020.