A pro-abortion Democrat from Iowa has dropped her controversial challenge to the Congressional seat pro-life Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (pictured) won last November by 6 votes.
Hart announced Wednesday that she will withdraw her contest over Iowa’s 2nd congressional district before the House Committee on Administration and will no longer try to overturn the results of the election. Hart had been pushing Democrats on the committee to reverse the results and she had secured support from pro-abortion Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The Speaker has come under considerable fire for trying to “steal” the election
“After many conversations with people I trust about the future of this contest, I have made the decision to withdraw my contest before the House Committee on Administration,” Hart said in a statement.
“I am saddened that some Iowans’ votes will not count through no fault of their own. The work of ensuring it does not happen again will continue beyond this campaign,” she continued. “I wish Mariannette Miller-Meeks all the best as she serves the people of this great state as Congresswoman. This has been a difficult process for all of those involved and it’s incredibly important that we work together to reform the system so this does not happen again.”
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Miller-Meeks, a pro-life physician, recently told Fox News she was upset by Hart’s continued push to try to take the seat and Pelosi’s support — even after the state of Iowa certified the election results. All 24 counties conducted a recount of results in Iowa’s Second Congressional District and the official numbers following the recount show Mariannette Miller-Meeks winning over Rita Hart by six votes, 196,964-196,958.
“Everybody across the country should be outraged by this,” Miller-Meeks said. “I certainly have been encouraged by those people across the country who have reached out to me and told me they’re contacting their representatives to let them know their displeasure.”
The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) celebrated the victory back in November and, at the time, informed LifeNews.com that Miller-Meeks is the 18th new pro-life woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives this year, joining 11 returning incumbents.
Of the 18 newly-elected women, ten have flipped seats formerly held by pro-abortion Democrats.
“A record 29 pro-life women will serve in the House of Representatives in the next Congress: continued proof that life is winning in America,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “These pro-life champions will serve as a brick wall against the radical pro-abortion agenda of Speaker Pelosi and pro-abortion Democrats dead set on taking out even modest protections for pro-life Americans such as the Hyde Amendment and similar legacy riders.“The exponential growth of pro-life women in the House is reflective of the fact that life has gone from being viewed as a political problem to a winning issue. These women have already done important work to expose the extremism of their radical pro-abortion opponents and we look forward to working alongside them to depend lifesaving law and policy in Congress.”