The House race in Iowa’s 2nd district was decided months ago. A recount found that Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks won by just six votes and the results have been certified. Despite that, Democrats have fought to not recognize her, and now talks of yet another recount loom.
This per Politico’s Ally Mutnick.
Some #IA02 news: House Admin is postponing a decision on what to do in the contested race, which Rep Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R) won by 6 votes over Rita Hart (D)
But a recount seems likely. Chair Zoe Lofgren: "The American people deserve to know who actually won this election"
— Ally Mutnick (@allymutnick) March 10, 2021
I’m not sure exactly who is going to do the counting here. Are House Democrats planning on seizing ballots and conducting their own audit? Who knows? Because this is all political theater anyway. If Democrats “recount” and find Hart “won,” are they going to seriously override a certified election and seat Hart? I have my doubts, but if they do that, Republicans should burn things down in response. If we are gonna destroy our institutions, let’s do it right.
If House Democrats overturn the election and seat Hart, the next time Republicans take the House, they should pick five Democrats at random and kick them out and seat their Republican opponents in their place. https://t.co/L7wrdDsgj4
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) March 10, 2021
Yesterday, Democrats voted in lockstep to keep the issue of stealing this election in play, overriding Republicans who sought to dismiss the attempt to overturn the results. That means this attempt to steal a seat continues. Nancy Pelosi endorsed the move back in December proclaiming that it’s the House “who decides who it will seat.”
But not only is this attempt ridiculous, it’s also an insurrection according to the standards laid out by the left and their media allies over the last several months. Let’s recall that the term hasn’t just applied to rioters on January 6th at the Capitol Building. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley have also been accused of fomenting “insurrection” by not voting to certify Joe Biden’s win. Those new rules apply here. Any Democrat who refuses to accept the certified win of Miller-Meeks and continues to try to steal this seat is clearly committing insurrection against the very foundation of our government. That can’t be allowed to stand as I’ve been assured many times by those on the left.
The hypocrisy here is palpable. Whereas figures like Jake Tapper over at CNN are still virtue signaling over the challenges to the presidential election, he and his colleagues remain silent on this very present issue. Where are the teeth-gnashing tweets and monologues decrying the undemocratic and dangerous actions of House Democrats?
In the end, I suspect Miller-Meeks will remain in office, but Republicans shouldn’t forget the double standards being exhibited here. 2022 will be upon us soon enough.