Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is calling out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for trying to overturn an election that seating Republican House member Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA), who won her election by six votes and was seated almost two months ago.
“I remember distant days long, long ago, way back through the mists of time, when Democrats said it would be wrong for Washington to overturn a state-certified election result. No, wait a minute. That was two months ago,” McConnell said mockingly about Pelosi’s comment that she could end up stripping Miller-Meeks of her seat and putting Democrat Rita Hart in her place.
“Right now, as we speak, Speaker Pelosi and Washington Democrats are literally trying to overturn a state-certified election here in Congress. That’s exactly what they’re doing over in the House right now. The voters of Iowa’s second district spoke in November. They counted the votes. They recounted the votes. The outcome was certified,” he said.
“That’s the magic word, ‘certified,’ that we heard over and over and over again in November and December,” he went on. “There was the opportunity to present complaints in court. Sound familiar? But the defeated Democrat passed up the opportunity to go to court.”
Hart claims there are 22 ballots that should have been counted, but three separate election boards tossed them out as illegitimate.
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