Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed it would have been her “right, as Speaker” to have not seated Iowa House election winner, Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks despite her certified win by six votes over Democrat Rita Hart.
“If I wanted to be unfair, I wouldn’t have seated the Republican from Iowa, because that was my right on the opening day. I would have just said, ‘You’re not seated,’ and that would have been my right, as Speaker, to do,” Pelosi claimed.
PELOSI: It is my right to seat and unseat any member of Congress I wantpic.twitter.com/habrc0k7cP
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 25, 2021
Pelosi is taking heat and accusations of hypocrisy for considering overturning the Iowa house election and hearing out Democrat Rita Hart’s challenge despite the fact her Republican opponent Marianette Miller-Meeks is already seated.
Eddie Zipperer wrote “She needs to read the SCOTUS interpretation of the clause she’s referring to in Powell v McCormack. SCOTUS says a seat cannot be denied to a duly elected Rep who meets the constitutional qualifications.”
She needs to read the SCOTUS interpretation of the clause she’s referring to in Powell v McCormack. SCOTUS says a seat cannot be denied to a duly elected Rep who meets the constitutional qualifications. https://t.co/j6Bs1hPgZj
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) March 26, 2021