Pelosi: House could unseat Iowa Republican who narrowly won race
Category: News & PoliticsVia: texan1211 • one month ago • 39 comments
By: Susan Ferrechio (MSN)
And I thought Democrats were dead-set against overturning the results of an election!
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House could ultimately vote to unseat Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, who won Iowa's 2nd Congressional District seat by just six votes out of more than 394,000 cast.
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Pelosi told reporters that the Democratic-led House Administration Committee "is following the law," in its review of the election, and it could ultimately result in a move to force out the first-term Iowa Republican.
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"We will see where that takes us, but there could be a scenario to that extent," Pelosi said.
Democratic candidate Rita Hart has contested her narrow loss to Miller-Meeks, leaving the House Administration Committee to decide her case. Hart believes 22 ballots were wrongfully discarded, and if they were counted, she would have a nine-vote victory.
House Administration Republicans want Democrats to dismiss Hart's case, but the committee voted Wednesday to table a motion to dismiss Hart's claim.
The Democrats control a very narrow majority of just a handful of seats, so the Miller-Meeks seat is critical.
In January, Pelosi "provisionally" seated Miller-Meeks. If the House Administration Committee decides to investigate Hart's claim, they could ultimately direct the Democratic-led House to vote to unseat Miller-Meeks.
Pelosi called such a scenario "a hypothetical."
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