Rubio Signs Onto Bicameral GOP  effort against Pelosi's 'Steal' of Iowa House Seat

Rubio Signs Onto Bicameral GOP effort against Pelosi's 'Steal' of Iowa House Seat

House Democrats are trying to retain power at any cost

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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March 23, 2021

 As The Floridian first reported, a letter that was rumored to be circulating among Republican members of the U.S. Congress condemning Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s move to overturn a  state-certified House election in Iowa.

In a joint letter to Speaker Pelosi, Floridians Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, along with House Republicans, Reps. Kat Cammack, Byron Donalds, Brian Mast, Gus Bilirakis, Greg Steube, Matt Gaetz, and the rest of the GOP delegation from Florida, called the speaker’s hypocritical move a blatant violation of the democratic election process.

Rep. Donalds recently told The Floridian that the language of the letter speaks for itself and the entire caucus, while Rep. Bilirakis said that the letter was first discussed during the most recent Republican Conference meeting.

Rep. Mast confirmed that the letter started making the rounds over the past weekend.

"Iowans made their choice known at the ballot box and Congresswoman Miller-Meeks was elected fairly; the votes have been counted, recounted, and certified in a bipartisan manner,” the lawmakers wrote. “She has taken the Oath of Office and is already serving her constituents. We stand firmly with the American people of Iowa’s Second Congressional District – whose right and will it is for her to serve as their elected Representative in Congress.

The letter:

“Furthermore, we are astounded by your hypocrisy as the Speaker to support an investigation into this free and fair election while simultaneously claiming voter fraud does not exist nationally. If election security concerns are unwarranted, as you claim, then there is certainly no reason for the Committee on House Administration to be moving forward with such an outrageous request to unseat the legitimately elected Congresswoman. Indeed, Iowa prides itself on having safe and secure elections, and the state itself has not indicated in any way that it has questions about its November 2020 election. Were the state to have concerns even after the extensive recounts, it is more than capable of evaluating the election it conducted.
 
As it stands, Congresswoman Miller-Meeks’s failed opponent not only lost; she lost in such a clean race that the Hart Campaign did not even attempt to seek the legal remedy in the judicial system, as provided under Iowa law. This failure to follow through with the statutorily provided process to have any claims evaluated before an independent panel of judges underscores that the Hart Campaign does not have a case to make. If this were truly about who won the election, the courts would be involved – the courts have been thrust aside, not even consulted. This matter should be left to independent judges, not partisan politicians. This is not about what the American people want; this is about what you want.
 
The fact that you are willing to overturn an election for your own political expediency is astonishing, disheartening, and sickening. Additionally, you, Madam Speaker, sent a letter to Congresswoman Miller-Meeks on January 3, 2021, congratulating her on her “election as a Member of the 117th Congress.” In addition to being profoundly hypocritical, this is morally reprehensible. There is no cause to question the voters of Iowa; there is no legitimate reason to open an investigation into a certified election outcome you do not like."

Several House Democrats, including retiring Rep. Fileman Vela (TX), have already expressed their distaste for Pelosi’s apparent political power grab.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

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