Sen. Chuck Grassley today made the following statement regarding Rita Hart’s decision to withdraw her request that the U.S. House of Representatives depart from Iowa law to reverse the certified election results in Iowa’s Second Congressional District:


“Midwest common sense has again prevailed over party politics in Washington. Speaker Pelosi appeared poised to reverse the election results in Iowa’s Second Congressional District, never mind that Rep. Miller-Meeks’ victory was reviewed multiple times and ultimately certified by Iowa’s bipartisan election board. Rita Hart did the right thing today by withdrawing her request that Washington partisans overrule the voices of 400,000 Iowans. Going down this road would have seriously damaged faith in our elections, which is why many in Pelosi’s own party expressed concern with such a blatant power grab,” Grassley said.