Another House Dem speaks out against Pelosi plan to overturn disputed Iowa election result

After denouncing former President Donald Trump for voicing concerns about the results of November’s election, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and others in her party are now working to potentially overturn the outcome of a congressional race in Iowa.

A growing number of Democrats, however, are coming forward to voice their opposition to the effort to unseat Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA), who was seated in the House after her narrow victory was confirmed by state officials earlier this year. 

“Would need to carry a very high bar”

Democratic candidate Rita Hart lost to Miller-Meeks by just six votes and pleaded her case to the House Administration Committee in hopes of counting a batch of ballots she believes would secure her victory.

The latest House Democrat to speak out against the proposal is Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA), who made his position clear during a recent interview.

“The burden of proof in this matter lies with Ms. Hart, and her evidence would need to carry a very high bar to warrant action from the House,’ he said. “Otherwise, election decisions made at the state and local level should be respected.”

According to media counts, 11 Democrats in the House — including two who criticized the effort anonymously — have joined in opposition to the plan.

Preceding Cartwright were Democratic Reps. Lou Correa (DA), Josh Gotteinmer (NJ), Dan Kildee (MI), Chris Pappas (NH), Dean Phillips (MN), David Price (NC), Elissa Slotkin (MI), and Susan Wild (PA).

“It strikes me as remarkably hypocritical”

One of those who spoke out anonymously asserted: “It strikes me as remarkably hypocritical and a dangerous precedent at a time we need to be repairing precedents.”

The other expressed sympathy for Hart over her razor-thin loss but insisted that overturning a state-certified election “at this point would only serve to further divide the country.”

With the number of defectors rising, Pelosi and her allies on Capitol Hill could see the perilous gambit completely undermined — especially since her party has only a slim governing majority in Congress.

While the committee might recommend that Miller-Meeks be unseated in favor of Hart, the real issue would arise when the matter is eventually put to the entire House for a vote by all members. Given the eight-seat majority Pelosi has in the chamber, she can only afford to lose a handful of votes.

Since nine House Democrats have spoken out on the record and another two have expressed anonymous opposition, the odds seem good that the effort is dead in the water — much to the chagrin of Pelosi and other Democratic leaders in search of even more political power.

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    1. Today is Maundy Thursday. I say my prayers daily….and I pray I will read in the paper that Nancy Pelosi and her heathen hench people in Congress. heathen corrupt executives of biased online and other media, and their heathen corrupt financiers all catch the coronavirus with a terminal result. Just say Rep. Clyburn on TV….dumb, dumber, and certainly the dumbest….and Clyburn is typical of garbage sitting in Congress….

  1. It is past time to get the cognitive impaired out of the White House. They have done enough damage. I pity the one who has to clean up this mess.

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  3. PELOSI needs to but out of a lot of things she is sticking her nose in. She doesn’t have the sense God gave a goose. She is just as stupid and just as ignorant as BIDEN. IMPEACH BIDEN, HARRIS, PELOSI, SCHUMER and others that are in the White House that are ruining our country!!

  4. True, it may required to have an honest fixable solution, in order to get the right person to take the lead.

  5. Wouldn’t it be amazing if the honest democrats actually stood up against this deranged Pelosi? It’s past time for them to do what their constituents voted them into office for; REPRESENTING THEM, NOT PELOSI!!
    Can you imagine how great it would be for them to actually gain respect from everybody, even those of us who are Republicans?!? Well, it could happen, right?

  6. Glad to know some democrats are beginning to realize they were elected to serve the people and not elected to serve Pelosi as her minions.

  7. Nancy Pelosi is LOSING IT??? You cannot lose something you do not have, and she definitely does not have IT…..

  8. Why can’t you all get this mess you’ve made at the boarder under control. As a Mother, a Grandmother and a Great-grandmother I am disgusted with the bunch of you Biden you discuss me. You all discuss me.

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