House Democratic leadership has doubled down on their effort to remove Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA), who won her race in November by only 6 votes. Even with a state certification and two recounts, Democratic candidate Rita Hart still complained to have the race reviewed.
The very partisan investigation by lawmakers, in hopes of overturning the fair results, is now supported by leadership.
Rep. Zor Lofgren (D-Calif.), who leads the case — and is a longtime friend and ally of Speaker Pelosi — has stated that her panel members are maintaining an open mind, that nothing is decided and that the burden of proof lies with Hart. But an insider has confirmed the plan to remove Miller-Meeks in favor of Hart has been supported by the top ranks of Democratic leadership.
One Democrat lawmaker is slamming his party’s agenda to overturn election results. Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) said on Monday that changing the results of this election would be “even more painful for the country” than it is for Democrats to lose by 6 votes.
The committee reviewing the race continues investigating the results, as Hart still claims that legal votes went uncounted.