(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com)- Democratic leaders in the House are pushing forward with an investigation that could overturn a congressional race in Iowa. At least one centrist from their party is concerned about the long-term ramifications of doing so.
The House Administration Committee is conducting an investigation into Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District election. It was a very close election that saw Republican Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks win the race.
The issue for California Democratic Representative Lou Correa is that the election was already certified by a bipartisan panel of election officials in Iowa. If Congress gets involved in overturning this election, where does it all end?
Speaking to CNN, Correa said he was all for looking “at the facts” about “what motivates Congress to look at something that should be a state issue.” Correa, who’s a member of the Judiciary Committee, continued:
“I want to see what compelling reasons there are for the feds to get involved in this. I think these are issues that right now are probably best left at the state level.”
Democrat Rita Hart filed a challenge to the election results, and the House Administration Committee moved to consider that challenge. Then, not only did the committee vote in favor of the challenge, they also dismissed an appeal by Miller-Meeks.
This is despite the state of Iowa conducting three separate recounts of the 2nd District’s results. One recount was held in Jasper County on November 6 with another happening in Lucas County on November 10. Both of those were ordered by Paul Pate, the secretary of state in Iowa.
Hart requested a full recount for all 24 counties in that district on November 13. The results of this was that Miller-Meeks was certified as the district’s winner by only six total votes.
On December 2, Hart said she’d contest the election with the House Administration Committee, which ultimately ruled in her favor. The committee could ultimately recommend that the full House analyze the situation.
If they do that, a majority vote would decide the election. Since Democrats control the House, Hart would almost assuredly win.
If this isn’t downright hypocrisy as well as just plain ugly, who knows what is?
It was only a few months ago that Democrats were up in arms over Republicans in the House and Senate challenging the certified state results of the 2020 presidential election.
When their candidate is the winner, apparently, delving into state issues is a problem for federal Democrats. But, when their candidate is the loser, all bets are off.
Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi basically said recently that she’d be in favor of stealing the election for Hart.
A reporter asked her: “Could you see a scenario depending on what they found in their probe of unseating the current member and seating Rita Hart if it came to that?”
“Well, I respect the work of the committee. I did see, as you saw in the press, what they decided to … And they were following my, as I read it, the requirements of the law as to how you go forward. And how you go forward is the path you’re on and we’ll see where that takes us. But there could be a scenario to that extent, yes.”