Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks had her campaign submit documents to Congress today in her bid to keep her seat. Rep. Miller-Meeks, a freshman representing Iowa’s Second congressional district, is in a legal battle to retain her seat after Democrat Rita Hart decided to contest her loss in Congress via the Committee on House Administration. Miller-Meeks won election night, but Hart requested a recount and lost again. A bipartisan board-certified Miller-Meeks, the winner and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi chose to seat her in the 117th Congress.
Miller-Meeks’ campaign filed two documents today:
In her filing, Hart’s lawyer went so far as to say Congress should “depart from Iowa law” in his effort to overturn the election results.
— Iowa Field Report.com (@IAFieldReport) March 22, 2021
Some Democrats are already uncomfortable with the effort. It’s unclear if these members are outliers or represent a larger chunk of their party.
Losing a House election by six votes is painful for Democrats. But overturning it in the House would be even more painful for America. Just because a majority can, does not mean a majority should. https://t.co/pXaOYBIMue
— Rep. Dean Phillips 🇺🇸 (@RepDeanPhillips) March 22, 2021
Democrat @RepDavidEPrice: “I don’t think there’s the slightest chance” Democrats will vote to overturn the state-certified results in #IA02. Sore loser @RitaHartIA is losing support by the day. pic.twitter.com/ShmUS4EXC1
— Mike Berg (@MikeKBerg) March 21, 2021
Rep. Miller-Meeks sought to have Hart’s challenge dismissed; however, the Committee on House Administration, chaired by Califonia Democrat Zoe Lofgren, voted to table the motion.
The video below is from the committee’s March 10 business meeting.