House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says in a news conference she will seat Iowa Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks Sunday, despite on ongoing challenge from Democratic opponent Rita Hart. This race was decided by just six votes in IA-02. https://t.co/1kalPlYe1O
— Brianne Pfannenstiel (@brianneDMR) December 30, 2020
Both Democrats and Republicans are cautioning Nancy Pelosi away from interfering with Iowa’s Congressional election. Iowa finalized the winner to be Republican Miller-Meeks versus her opponent, Democrat Rita Hart. The race was as close as it gets. With the final count putting Miller-Meeks on top by a tiny margin of six votes. This led to a challenge being filed with the House.
But GOP Rodney Davis has said there’s no cause as to why a tiny margin should prevent Pelosi from accepting Miller-Meeks win next week. He went on to say that refusing to accept it would be a huge power grab by Pelosi. And that this action would be setting a “dangerous precedent.”
House Admin Cmte Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-IL): “Rita Hart had an opportunity to challenge each of these claims using Iowa’s impartial judicial proceedings, but instead, she has chosen to sidestep Iowa law and ask Speaker Pelosi to decide this election for Iowa voters.”
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) December 22, 2020
Other Republicans put out a similar statement. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst said Rita Hart is after a non-democratic solution by going to Nancy Pelosi. And that it is a direct assault on the elections system.
And even a Democrat is jumping in. Democrat Dan Kildee of Michigan has said Pelosi should let the state decide the winner. Claiming we should accept the results unless there is overwhelming evidence to support fraud. Which he claimed, he hadn’t seen in this case.