Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
Won Fair and Square
Congress should not overturn a legal, state-certified
I defended President Trump’s right to litigate claims of
election irregularities in our independent court system and deferred to the
judgments of independent judges.
I was initially criticized for that position by partisans
on the left who wanted me to make some sort of independent determination of
election claims before the courts had ruled.
I maintained my deference to independent judges once the courts
had ruled and Trump partisans did not like the rulings, leading to criticism
from the right.
When objections were raised to counting certain states’
electoral votes based on questioning state-certified elections, I voted against
overturning those elections.
My position remains the same with respect to the
state-certified election of Representative Miller-Meeks, who now ably represents
Iowa’s Second Congressional District.
Her opponent chose to forgo her right under Iowa law to
present any claims of election irregularities to an independent panel of
judges. That’s because, under Iowa law, she has no legal claim.
Representative Miller-Meeks won fair and square, as
certified by Iowa’s bipartisan Election Board.
The House Administration Committee is moving forward with
a process to overturn this certified election, stating it will “exercise its
discretion to depart from Iowa law.”
I want to hear from every one of my colleagues that
decried overturning state-certified elections in January if they still hold
Attention in the press gallery: I got asked more times
than I can count if I accepted the results of the presidential election.
It would be a timely and relevant question to ask
senators in the hallways if they accept the certified election of