OTTUMWA, Iowa – Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ campaign attorney, Alan Ostergren, issued the following statement today in response to the House Administration Committee’s action on the motion to dismiss defeated Democratic candidate Rita Hart’s notice of contest of Miller-Meeks’ state-certified victory last year:

“The committee’s vote today was procedural. Congresswoman Miller-Meeks’ motion to dismiss is still pending. The Congresswoman’s legal team will prepare and file the answer to the notice of contest. In the meantime, the Congresswoman is focused on serving the needs of her constituents.

“Rita Hart’s contest has no more merit today than it did when it was filed. Her refusal to put her claims before neutral judges in Iowa tells us everything we need to know about the weakness of her case. Hart ignored Iowa law during the recount and again when she failed to make her case before a contest court in Iowa. She hopes that her fellow Democrats in Washington D.C. will ignore Iowa law and the precedents of the House to grant her the seat in Congress that the voters denied her. Hart’s power quest is wrong and damages our electoral system.”

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