The Democrats are attempting to overturn an election in Iowa that the Republican House candidate won by 6 votes. Former Bush Press Secretary Ari Fleischer has stated that this attempt is far worse than anything the GOP did to contest Joe Biden’s win in 2020.
According to Town Hall:
Republicans such as Sens. Josh Hawley (MO) and Ted Cruz (TX) objected to President Biden’s win on January 6 as Congress reconvened to certify the election results. Democrats were outraged. But some observers argue that what the Democrats are attempting in Iowa is worse.
Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks may have only won by six votes, but the Republican is indeed the certified winner of the 2nd Congressional District race in Iowa, after a recount nonetheless. Still, Democrat Rita Hart issued a challenge and the U.S. Committee on House Administration voted last week to allow for a review.
“Today, none of us can state with confidence who actually won this election,” Committee Chair Zoe Lofgren claimed. “Answering that question is a solemn responsibility of this committee and it is our obligation under federal law and under the Constitution.”
In former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer’s opinion, this drama “is worse – far worse – than what some Rs tried to do on January 6th by objecting to Biden’s win.”
Instead, House Ds want to install a D over the incumbent R. This must be rejected. Every D who called out Rs on Jan. 6th should oppose this blatant power grab. States decide who wins. Not Nancy Pelosi.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) March 13, 2021
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has stated unequivocally that, “she’s the duly elected congresswoman.”
The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board published this scathing rebuke:
The party is on the precipice of creating a precedent, for the first time in a generation, that a partisan majority in Congress can disregard state officials and redo a close election count according to its own preferences. All their high-minded talk about respecting the voters seems to apply only when Donald Trump is challenging the results. This blatant Democratic power play would inspire more partisan bitterness—and further erode voter faith in elections.