Iowa’s political eyes remain fixed on the Second Congressional District. Mariannette Miller-Meeks edged Democrat Rita Hart by a six-vote margin.
That is the result the state of Iowa has certified. Each county in the district certified its result. There were recounts.
At the end of the day, when the clock hit triple zeroes, Miller-Meeks won the seat — fair and square — by six votes.
But Rita Hart has requested House Speaker Nancy Pelosi intervene. Hart is hoping that the U.S. House of Representatives essentially overrules the will of Iowans in the district.
The obvious question is what does Hart think she will gain by such a decision?
Sure, she’ll gain the congressional seat, but she will have significantly disrespected those she claims to want to represent.
If you really want to represent people, why are you going over their heads to try and reject their will?
It doesn’t make any sense for someone wanting to serve the public to demand something that goes against the public’s wishes.
Nevermind everything we have heard the last couple of months about the Presidential election. This election and that election are two totally different things.
Completely different things on completely different scales.
But if Pelosi entertains Hart’s desire, it will do a disservice to Iowa’s electoral process — which by all accounts was one of the most secure in the country in 2020.
Iowa’s Republican congressional delegation has banded together to stand with the people of the Second District and against the Pelosi-Hart attempted hijacking of the November election.
Hart is running the risk of forever politically damaging herself beyond repair.
As things continue to escalate around the country in regards to the Presidential Election, Hart should do the responsible thing and accept her defeat. If she wants to give it another go in two years, she should.
Clearly, voters are receptive to her as a congresswoman.
But not enough were in 2020.
That’s how it works.
The sooner Hart comes to grips with that, the better chance she’ll have in the future to serve the people of Iowa’s Second District.
If that’s what she really wants to do.
However, with her continued actions, it seems her own self-interest trumps the voters’ interest.
Iowans aren’t dumb. They see through it.
For Hart’s political sake, hopefully, she sees that sooner than later.