As Politico reported earlier this week, Republicans were preparing to pounce while some centrist Democrats in the House were balking at their leadership’s attempt to try to overturn a state-certified House election in Iowa won by a margin of six votes by Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks. We’d been assured that it was dangerous to question the results of an election, especially one that had been certified, and that objecting to a certified election was essentially inviting an armed insurrection.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi made some scary faces Thursday as she explained to the camera that if she wanted to be unfair, she wouldn’t have seated Miller-Meeks, as is her right as Speaker.
“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. I would have just said, ‘You’re not seated.’ And that would have been my right as Speaker to do. But we didn’t want to do that. We just said, ‘Let’s just go through this process,’ ” Pelosi said. That process is the consideration of a challenge by the Democratic candidate by the House Administration Committee.
Speaker Pelosi says it is her “right as Speaker” to seat or unseat any member of Congress she wants even if the election is certified
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 25, 2021
— Social Distance Champion (@realchrishynes) March 25, 2021
I mean…? pic.twitter.com/gK7ZlCF4Iq
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) March 25, 2021
— threegirldad (@threegirldad) March 25, 2021
Petty tyrant. @SpeakerPelosi
— bluska (@bluskabucknut) March 25, 2021
— Lisa Roberts (@BizRx) March 25, 2021
You guys voted for this so don’t complain.
— eddie (@eddieeddie562) March 25, 2021
It’s depressing that this is what our system has left us with.
— David Blair (@BlairLawOffice) March 25, 2021
So.. America is a dictatorship now?
— M Service (@MServic48071410) March 25, 2021
That seems like a load of crock and likely would see a court battle.
— Eric Hovland (@EricJHovland) March 25, 2021
Powell v McCormack 1969 says otherwise.
— Dk dubs (@Premedstorm) March 25, 2021
Where in the Constitution does it says this Nancy?
— Scott Akos ?? (@AkosScott) March 25, 2021
— Surya (@Hoju89) March 25, 2021
I’m old enough to remember when Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues said that trying to overturn a certified election constituted sedition and insurrection.
— Kewgardens (@kewgardens1) March 25, 2021
Why do we even have elections then?
— Crow (@methinkscrow) March 25, 2021
That's what you call a direct assault on democracy.
— Dr. Wheresyourcape (@wheresyourcape) March 25, 2021
— John hennigan jr. (@Jjhennigankeane) March 25, 2021
But I thought Trump was the dictator? ???
— Paul Etheridge (@coachEman15) March 25, 2021
So what is she now, some sort of Mafia don? Gimme a break!!
— GAZZA P (@wetgaz1329) March 25, 2021
Incredible arrogance and dictatorship…a bloody gangster family too.
— AL???? (@JohanSparks5) March 25, 2021
She is a horrible horrible human.
— Ed (@Ed_Bearsfan54) March 25, 2021
Drunk on power and also literally, dangerous combination.
— ..because if you don't laugh you will cry.. (@KeMaria14) March 25, 2021
House Dems are trying to overturn certified Iowa election results, but Politico is focused like a laser on Republicans ‘preparing to pounce’ https://t.co/sXetEXBcpH
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 23, 2021