Representative Miller-Meeks was officially sworn into the 117th Congress on Sunday to represent Iowa's 2nd Congressional District. Still, Democrats refuse to concede an election that Rep. Miller-Meeks rightfully won.
Rep. Miller-Meeks' losing opponent, Democrat Rita Hart, filed a federal election contest in the U.S. House of Representatives calling on the Democratic majority to overturn Rep. Miller-Meeks' victory. Unsurprisingly, liberal attorney Marc Elias is representing Hart in her effort to overturn the will of Iowa's voters. Elias spent much of 2020 using the legal system to wreak havoc on elections on behalf of his clients. He is also currently involved in ongoing litigation regarding the Georgia Senate runoffs.
Hart filed her contest in December and was immediately met with opposition by those who respect the will of Iowa's voters to seat Rep. Miller-Meeks.
.@millermeeks transition team calls @RitaHartIA's claims "baseless" and "that a neutral court would reject them."— Tom Barton (@tjbarton83) December 22, 2020
"This election has been decided by Iowans. That decision should not be thrown into Washington’s hyper-partisan atmosphere," per statement. #IA02 pic.twitter.com/Qi9I7EmUPO
This effort against @millermeeks will do nothing but continue to intensify the chaos and dysfunction in Washington. The House is not the appropriate venue in which to decide elections - the ballot box is. Full statement: https://t.co/JK6FRh0XRe #IA01 #IA02 https://t.co/9lEv3Ntyd6— Ashley Hinson (@hinsonashley) December 22, 2020
Congress and all of its members should make clear that it will not allow candidates to skip a judicial process for a political one. I know Iowans won’t accept it. (2/2)— Kim Reynolds (@KimReynoldsIA) December 22, 2020
House Administration Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) called on House Democrats to dismiss the federal contest in Iowa’s Second District after Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks was sworn into office for the 117th Congress.
The House should not waste anymore of the people’s time or tax dollars on a federal contest in Iowa’s 2nd District, especially after the Democrat challenger chose not to exhaust her legal options within the state. There was more than enough time to bring those 22 votes before the Iowa courts where any ruling would have been impartial and in accordance with Iowa law, but that’s not what Democrats wanted. Instead, they want throw out Iowa law and use a partisan process to install Speaker Pelosi’s hand-picked candidate in the seat. This is not the way our election system should operate.
It's time for Democrats to acknowledge the frivolousness of Hart's contest and to honor the will of Iowa's voters to have Rep. Miller-Meeks serve the state's 2nd Congressional District.
I extend my heartfelt thanks to the voters of Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District for their confidence in me to address the issues that matter most to them.— Mariannette Miller-Meeks (@RepMMM) January 3, 2021
Iowans sent me to Congress to fight for them and I am determined to fulfill that wish. #ia02 pic.twitter.com/j5HamImoCP
Rep. Miller-Meeks is among the 45 newly sworn-in Republican congressmen and women in the 117th Congress. Congratulations, Congresswoman Miller-Meeks!