Today, Nov. 6, is the 10-month “anniversary” of the Iowa GOP Congressional Delegation voting unanimously to certify Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.
Each month, on the sixth, we will publish a story to remind Iowans that every Republican member of the congressional delegation from Iowa voted to certify Joe Biden’s victory and refused to object to any of the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Iowa is one of just two states with multiple Republicans in Congress where not a single GOP member voted to object. The other state is Washington. And Washington doesn’t have a Republican senator, unlike Iowa.
Congressman Randy Feenstra and Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks have even admitted there was fraud in the 2020 election, but voted to certify the results anyway.
Here is one headline from Sen. Joni Ernst on Jan. 5:
According to KCCI, on Jan. 5, both Ernst and Sen. Chuck Grassley said they would listen to objections before deciding whether to certify the election.
That same article acknowledged Rep. Ashley Hinson and Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks would not object to Biden’s win.
And in that same article, Rep. Randy Feenstra’s office said he would continue listening to his constituents and reviewing the facts before making a decision.
So Ernst, Grassley and Feenstra were all committed to listening and reviewing the facts on Jan. 5.
But, as it turns out, one day later they voted to certify the election.
And the reason given had nothing to do with the facts — but the Constitution.
For instance, Feenstra said the Constitution does not say representatives can object to the results.
“We don’t vote on certification,” he said. “I never took a vote to certify. Only votes on objection.”
Feenstra said Congress cannot constitutionally vote against certification.
“We are there to watch the counting by the Vice President,” he said.
If that were true — IF — did Feenstra receive and updated version of the Constitution the night of Jan. 5 or in the early morning hours of Jan. 6?
Because prior to the vote, on Jan. 5, he said he was continuing to listen and review the facts. Then, on Jan. 6, he said constitutionally he had no choice.
This is the same explanation offered by Grassley and Ernst.
Again, if true, why on Jan. 5 did they say they were waiting to decide how they’d vote if the answer was in the Constitution the entire time?
Also, if Feenstra truly believes that it is unconstitutional to do anything than certify, then when will he call on GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy to step down from leadership?
After all, even McCarthy had the courage to do what was right and vote to object, which Feenstra maintains was not constitutional. And surely Feenstra wouldn’t want someone who acts unconstitutionally to be the Republican Leader in the U.S. House…