DES MOINES–Iowa Democratic Party Chair, Dr. Andy McGuire issued the following statement on Hillary Clinton’s performance during tonight’s presidential debate:
“Hillary Clinton proved to Iowans and the rest of America tonight that she is the only candidate capable of leading our country in a positive direction. She exhibited the poise and confidence that it takes to rise above partisanship and work across the aisle. Clinton exudes patience and has the temperament to negotiate with foreign leaders and work with our allies to protect us from our enemies.
DES MOINES–Last night, Melissa Gesing resigned her position as President of the Iowa Federation of Republican Women, saying that because she cannot support Donald Trump as President, she “cannot in good conscience lead this organization”.
Iowa Democratic Party Chair, Dr. Andy McGuire issued the following statement to encourage other Iowa Republican leaders to follow Gesing’s lead:
“Donald Trump is losing support among Iowa Republicans almost on a daily basis. It is time for Republicans to put country before party and reject Trump’s complete disrespect and utter disregard for large segments of our population.
DES MOINES–Iowa Democratic Party Chair, Dr. Andy McGuire issued the following statement on Hillary Clinton’s performance during tonight’s second presidential debate:
“Hillary Clinton delivered another stellar performance in tonight’s debate and emerged as the clear winner. Donald Trump had an opportunity to apologize to many people tonight. He had an opportunity to apologize for insulting the mother of a fallen U.S. soldier. Trump had an opportunity to apologize for perpetuating a racist lie about the birthplace of President Obama. Instead, we watched a desperate candidate lash out in an attempt to salvage a campaign that is losing supporters every day. He expressed no meaningful regret and doubled down on his defense that his recent comments about women were ‘locker room’ talk. The fact is that Trump’s comments and behavior toward women are indefensible. His comments do not belong in a locker room. They do not belong anywhere.
DES MOINES–Yesterday, the Washington Post published new audio that shows a clear pattern of Donald Trump disrespecting and demeaning women. In response to Trump’s vulgarity, IDP Chair Andy McGuire issued the following statement:
“Up to this point, Donald Trump’s offensive remarks toward women have consisted of verbally abusive statements and complete disrespect. New audio reveals a clear pattern of sexual harassment and a man who imposed himself on women with his unwanted sexual advances. His words are unfit for our children’s ears, and he is clearly unfit to be President.
“I have five daughters, and I would not let any of them anywhere near Donald Trump under any circumstances out of fear for their safety. My husband and I taught our two sons to treat women with honor and respect. It is clear that Donald Trump does not share those same values. At tonight’s GOP Reagan Dinner, Sen. Tom Cotton, Sen. Grassley, Gov. Branstad and all Republicans need to answer the question: Is this Donald Trump a role model for every woman that you hold near and dear to your heart? How can Iowa Republicans continue to support Donald Trump when they can’t even defend him?”