Dem Rep. Steny Hoyer: House Will Not Seat North Carolina Republican Mark Harris


Incoming House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said the House will not seat North Carolina Republican Mark Harris amid questions about the integrity of the election. Hoyer said in an interview Friday that Harris has yet to be certified by the state as the duly elected winner of the election.

Hoyer called for a new general election to take place.

"I simply said if Mr. Harris is not certified as the duly, fairly, legally elected member, we would certainly oppose his seating," Hoyer said Friday on MSNBC. "And as I understand it, that verification has not come. In fact, Republican leaders in North Carolina have said that there is substantial question as to the validity of the outcome of the general election. That's in court now as you know."

"We'll see what the court does, but it is clear apparently from all sides that there was fraud committed by certain participants in the administration of the election," Hoyer told MSNBC's Hallie Jackson. "Under those circumstances, we ought to have a new election for the general election, not the primary. The primary was not contested, but for the general election."

Watch Hoyer's full interview on 'Meet The Press Daily' on MSNBC:

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