The House of Representatives erupted in bitter debate last week after 11 Democrats proposed inviting the United Nations to monitor U.S. elections to ensure their fairness. Rep. Steve Buyer (R-Ind.) ridiculed the idea as “rather foolish, nonsense, and silly,” and introduced a bill to kill it. Rep. Corrine Brown, a Florida Democrat, responded by saying that Republicans “stole” the 2000 election and must not be allowed to do it again. The House reprimanded Brown—members of Congress can’t accuse each other of committing a crime—and passed a measure barring the U.N. from using U.S. funds to monitor elections here.
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