Mariannette Jane Miller-Meeks (born September 6, 1955 in Illinois) is an American doctor and politician who served as U.S. Representative of Iowa from the republican party, announced her intention to seek a second term as representative of Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District in 2022. She previously served in the Iowa Senate from 2019 to 2021, representing the 41st District.
Mariannette Miller-Meeks defeated the Democratic nominee Rita Hart with six votes at the November General election, making it the narrowest election of 2020, and Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District was transformed from Democratic control to Republican control in one of the tightest races in 100 years with the state confirming victory. The District includes most states in the Southeast quadrant, including Davenport, Bettendorf, Burlington and Iowa City, as well as her hometown of Ottumwa. She took office as the new Representative on 3 January 2021.
On Saturday, US Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa launched her next Congress campaign in Iowa City, taking aim at President Joe Biden and the Democratic party that hopes to topple her. Mariannette Miller-Meeks won the last year election to the second congressional district of the U.S. House of Representatives by just six votes – the narrowest margin in a house race in 40 years – after Democrat Rita Hart ended her 2020 bid in March.
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced on November 30 that the State Canvassing Board has confirmed the results of the second congressional race between Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Hart. Speaker Pelosi appears poised to reverse the 2nd Congressional District election results, despite the fact that Rep. Miller’s (R-OH) victory has been reviewed several times and confirmed by Iowa’s bipartisan Electoral Commission. Democrat and Republican Christina Bohannan of Iowa announced her campaign last month to unseat Republican Miller-Meek in southeastern Iowa, a contested swing district. Mariannette Miller-Meeks said her only income for 2020 will be her congressional salary and that she will not receive her salary until after she is sworn in in 2021.
Just three days after her oath, a violent mob attacked the United States Capital, attempting to disrupt the peaceful transition of power. In the wake of that attack, Mariannette Miller-Meeks upheld her oath by voting to create an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate the events of January 6, 2021. Through her actions, she sent a message to the mob that threatened the lives of members and Congressional staff, including Vice President Mike Pence, and supported the police who put themselves in harm’s way.
In an interview, Mariannette Miller-Meeks described her experience at the night of January 6. “I visited (the Capitol Police) and the National Guard that night and some of them were beaten. Some were dragged across the pavement and sidewalks. Some were pepper sprayed. Something happened, and it was traumatic for those individuals, and they were being blamed for a security breach. And I did. I did not think it would be appropriate without some research. ”
In another meeting she stated “We know that such an attack should never be allowed to happen again, but we don’t yet know the full story of the events of January 6 is still unclear. I think it’s important to set the schedule and the timeline is something that could help President Trump.” Other questions remain about our nation’s ability to anticipate domestic terrorist attacks, as well as the intelligence gathering protocol used on Capitol Hill.
The January 6 commission that would be created by H.R. 3233 is designed to answer these questions. At a time when Congress is known for its hyper partisanship, this bill grew out of a bipartisan collaboration between House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Mississippi, and Vice President John Katko, Republican. from New York. That is why this bill creates a bipartisan commission, with the same power granted to Republicans and Democrats.
Following the direct model of the September 11 Commission, the January 6 commission would be selected and served by both parties. It is also important to note that no current member of Congress would serve on the commission, a distinction that will help distance the investigation from day-to-day politics. “There was a lot of commitment from Democrats” to create an equitable balance of power in the commission, “Miller-Meeks said. Upon completion, the commission would release an independent and objective report to protect our national security and shape national security reforms. for years to come.
This design even garnered the endorsement of former Republican Governor Thomas Kean and former Democratic Congressman Lee Hamilton, chairman and co-chair, respectively, of the 9/11 Commission. They called on Democrats and Republicans to once again prioritize our nation’s security and support this commission.
Mariannette Miller-Meeks has responded to this call. She put our nation’s security and Capitol Police first to help create a comprehensive picture of a day that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called the “saddest” he had ever had. in Congress. We still have work to do, but by voting to create an independent commission, Mariannette Miller-Meeks helped the country get one step closer to ensuring that on January 6 attack never occurs again.