After last year’s disastrous performance in races for the House, Nancy Pelosi’s majority is collapsing.
With just a handful of seats giving Democrats the edge, the party is working to defend their majority by any means necessary.
And now, Pelosi was just caught red-handed trying to steal an election.
Democrats went into the 2020 election cycle filled with optimism.
The party widely expected to not only sweep the White House and take control of the Senate outright, but Democrats were also enthusiastic about their prospects of growing the House majority they had secured in 2018.
At the time, the most common estimate among political pundits was that Democrats would win a net gain of between 10 and 20 seats across the country, expanding their majority to a level that hadn’t been seen since 2008.
Instead, those plans were dashed in a stunning upset as Republicans defeated Democrat incumbents and challengers across the country, coming within just a handful of races of flipping control of the House altogether.
With Democrats reeling from a defeat they had never expected, the party went into the new Congress at the start of the year with a determination to defend their razor thin majority by any means necessary.
And now, it’s clear that those means include even going so far as to openly steal an election for a hotly-contested House race that was decided by just a handful of votes.
The Washington Examiner reports, “House Republicans want to make it clear Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks is a successful incumbent congresswoman in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, to preempt any Democratic effort at overturning her razor-thin 2020 win and ousting her from Congress.”
“That strategy involves showcasing Miller-Meeks’s work in the House proposing legislation and working on behalf of constituents. Even as she fends off a challenge in the House Administration Committee from Democratic rival Rita Hart, whom she beat in November by six votes out of more than 394,000 cast.”
Miller-Meeks won the closest House race in the country last year by a narrow majority, defeating her Democrat challenger in a nail-biting election that took weeks to certify in Iowa.
And her victory meant the House’s composition presently stands at 219 Democrats, 211 Republicans, and five vacancies.
But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now working to throw the Iowa Republican out of office altogether, and seat her defeated Democrat rival instead.
In covering the recent Democrat attempts to overturn the election result, Fox News reports, “[Defeated Democratic candidate Rita] Hart is challenging the results, which were certified by the state following a recount. But rather than go through Iowa’s courts, she’s asked the Committee on House Administration to investigate 22 ballots she argues were improperly counted and which she says would have put her in the lead.”
“Pelosi provisionally seated Miller-Meeks in January when the House was sworn in. Asked last week by reporters if she might potentially remove Miller-Meeks and seat Hart, Pelosi said “there could be a scenario to that extent.” adds Fox.
Pelosi has since alleged that it is her “right” as Speaker to seat or unseat any member of Congress without question.