DES MOINES – Iowa Democratic Party Chair, Dr. Andy McGuire, issued the following statement on Senator Tim Kaine as Hillary Clinton’s Vice Presidential nominee:
“Hillary Clinton has chosen a strong, proven leader with impeccable governing skills by tapping Sen. Tim Kaine as Vice President. Born in Kansas City, Kaine grew up in a working family household that valued hard work and equality for all. As an attorney, Kaine fought for minorities and those with disabilities to ensure that every voice was represented and heard.
DES MOINES – Iowa Democratic Party Chair, Dr. Andy McGuire, issued the following statement on Sen. Joni Ernst’s speech in Cleveland tonight:
“Tonight, Joni Ernst urged Iowans to support Donald Trump, a man who is temperamentally unfit to be Commander-In-Chief of the United States of America and whose foreign policy ideas are reckless, erratic, and contradict our fundamental values.
DES MOINES – Iowa Democratic Party Chair, Dr. Andy McGuire, issued the following statement on Rep. Steve King’s latest racist remarks at the Republican National Convention:
“Racism, once considered extreme in the Republican Party, has now been normalized by the Trump/Pence ticket. Donald Trump built his candidacy on hate speech, division and anti-immigration rhetoric. Rep. Steve King is merely following Trump’s lead with his latest blatantly racist comments. Iowa Republicans, including Sen. Grassley, cannot continue to condone the current Republican message of hate by blasting political correctness. Steve King’s comments and Donald Trump’s candidacy are not simply ‘politically incorrect’. They are divisive and extremely dangerous for our country.”
DES MOINES – Iowa Democratic Party Chair, Dr. Andy McGuire, issued the following statement on Governor Mike Pence as Donald Trump’s Vice Presidential nominee:
“Donald Trump’s selection of Governor Mike Pence as his running mate merely reinforces his campaign message of division, discrimination and hate. Pence has a long career of embracing discriminatory policies and pushing forward legislation that only benefits corporations and the 1 percent. Anyone who stands side by side with Donald Trump is not interested in progress or improving the lives of the working class.”