DES MOINES–Iowa Democratic Party Chair, Dr. Andy McGuire issued the following statement in response to Governor Branstad’s backing a statewide minimum wage increase:
“After they have stonewalled on this important issue for Iowa families for a decade, why would any Iowa worker believe Governor Branstad and legislative Republicans are sincere today about raising the minimum? During this campaign cycle, they have shown their true colors by lining up beside Donald Trump and his proposals to provide tax cuts for the super rich rather than a meaningful effort to expand Iowa’s middle class. The only way the minimum wage will be increased for Iowa workers is if there are Democratic majorities in the Iowa House and Senate.”
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.