Congresswoman-elect Ashley Hinson held her weekly press call on Wednesday. She was asked whether she intended to vote against certifying any of the Electoral College votes next week when Congress meets on Jan. 6.
“Obviously Iowa cast our electoral votes for President Trump. I’m proud of that. I’m proud to have supported him through this campaign process and over the last several years. But unfortunately, I don’t see a path for him to serve the second term I think he deserves.
“When I get to DC obviously I want to focus on the COVID relief and the small business help. That’s my No. 1 priority. I’m not playing politics here, but my job is to follow the Constitution and the Constitution says election disputes should be resolved in the courts and that’s something I’ve been saying for weeks. Faith in the electoral system is an absolute priority. It’s been a chaotic election cycle to say the least and I think those people are really concerned about their votes counting. They want to make sure their votes are counted and illegal votes didn’t. Courts are where electoral disputes should be resolved.
“That’s exactly why what’s happening with Mariannette Miller-Meeks is so egregious and I think that’s a bad precedent. I hope she’s seated on Sunday as well and they don’t play politics there as well.”