Taxpayers Fund Democrat Attempt to Overturn Election

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Taxpayers were left on the hook for a Democrat attempt to overturn an election.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

Taxpayers were left with the bill for more than $800,000 worth of legal fees after Democrats moved to overturn the results of an Iowa election won by Republican congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks, congressional records show.

House Democrats took advantage of a provision they tucked into this year’s rules package to use government money to challenge the results of the Iowa election in the Committee on House Administration. The Democrats on the committee paid high-priced law firm Jenner & Block a total of $699,294 to lead their attempt to overturn the election results, which had already been officially certified by Iowa’s secretary of state after a recount. Republicans on the committee retained law firm Jones Day to respond to the challenge, paying it a substantially smaller sum of $126,942, according to committee records requested by the Washington Free Beacon.

Miller-Meeks’s victory over Democratic nominee Rita Hart was never seriously in doubt, even with her small six-vote margin of victory. Several Democrats urged party leadership to drop the challenge, citing concerns that it undermined their criticism of former president Donald Trump questioning the results of the 2020 presidential election. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), however, stood by the decision to challenge the results through the House committee, all on the taxpayer dime.

Rep. Rodney Davis (R., Ill.), the ranking Republican on the committee, said the legal fees don’t fully encompass the full cost of the election challenge—with salaries of staff who worked on the process, he believes the Democratic challenge cost taxpayers more than $1 million.

Davis stated: “At the end of the day, more than a million in taxpayer dollars will have been wasted on Speaker Pelosi’s efforts to steal an election in order to grow her majority.”

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George Peabody
George Peabody
2 years ago

Seems there are no limits to Democommies’ evil acts against USA.
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2 years ago

It’s time to post on the internet, so that every citizen can read them, every bill passed through the Congress and the Senate. Since we pay for the hog wash some of these members of congress sneak through to feather their own nests or help their party but not the American citizens, it’s time we insisted on checks so balance can be obtained.If citizens don’t have internet they can go to a library but we must have transparency and posting all congressional business will assure it. At least till they find another way to sneak legislation beneficial to their pocketbooks. Insist on reading the bill and who signed them.

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