Pelosi's partisan power grab in Iowa's Second Congressional District is officially over. After months of controversy, Democrat Rita Hart has dropped her federal election challenge to the outcome of November's race for the congressional seat that rightfully went to Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks.
This is the 4th time I get to congratulate Congresswoman Miller-Meeks on her IA02 victory: election night 1st recount 2nd recount + now Rita Hart withdrawing Its the last time I’ll hv to compliment u until u win ur reelection— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) March 31, 2021
The effort to seat Hart in place of the election winner Congresswoman Miller-Meeks was spearheaded by liberal attorney Marc Elias who recently came under fire for conflicts of interest he had with Democrat members of the Committee on House Administration and for being sanctioned by the Fifth Circuit for ethics violations. In the most recent brief Elias filed on behalf of Hart, he blatantly asked the Committee to disregard Iowa law to the benefit of Democrats. This made some congressional Democrats so uncomfortable that they publicly opposed the election challenge.
ICYMI: A 9th House Democrat publicly expresses concern over Speaker Pelosi's efforts to steal a congressional seat. Democrats are already rigging the committee process to put the burden of proof on Miller-Meeks in order to get the results they want #IA02 https://t.co/NRTvf0fyyT— House Admin. Committee GOP (@HouseAdmnGOP) March 31, 2021
The decision to drop the challenge to the results in Iowa's Second Congressional District was a strategic one. Speaker Pelosi would have gone through with it if she could have gotten away with it. She told us as much herself.
Reality:— 🇺🇸 Mike Davis 🇺🇸 (@mrddmia) March 31, 2021
- @RitaHartIA lost a close election, skipped the legal process, ran right to @SpeakerPelosi, and attempted to overturn the will of Iowans who voted to elect @RepMMM.
- Facing heat, Pelosi made the political decision that stealing a House seat wasn’t worth the backlash. https://t.co/XgKlxBYVoV
As House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Wednesday, "This is the People's House. Not Pelosi's House."