During a recent interview, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stated that as Speaker, she can remove any member of Congress she wants.
“Now, if I wanted to be unfair, I wouldn’t have seated the Republican from Iowa because that was my right on the opening day,” Pelosi said.
“I would have just said ‘you’re not seated’ and that would have been my right as Speaker to do.”
The comments from Pelosi came in response to the current situation surrounding Republican Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks who won her congressional election after she beat Democrat Rita Hart by 6 votes.
Miller-Meeks won fair and square yet Democrats like Pelosi are trying to steal her congressional seat.
Check out what Fox News reported:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leaving the door open to overturning the certified House election results in Iowa is hypocritical and unfair, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, asserted on “Fox & Friends Weekend.”
Just six votes separated Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks from Democrat Rita Hart. Miller-Meeks’ win was certified after a recount process. Ernst pointed out that Hart appealed directly to the House Committee on Administration instead of further challenging the result in Iowa courts.
“Rep. Miller-Meeks has been seated in Congress. She won this election,” Ernst said. “It was certified by Iowans … and now Nancy Pelosi, perhaps, will overturn it. And that is horribly unfair to the voters in the second district in Iowa, and we are pushing back.”
Pelosi in a press conference Thursday told reporters there could “of course” be a scenario where the results are re-examined and overturned.