Even in the face of human rights abuses being committed by the Federal Government, Governor Reynolds chose politics over real leadership.
She declined the opportunity to hold the Administration directly accountable for their cruel family separation policy at the border, instead following their talking points and passing the buck off the Congress.
Reynolds also said nothing about her campaign co-chair saying he didn’t understand why Americans are so horrified by the Administration separating families. This comes after she did not hold Congressman King accountable in any way for promoting a neo-Nazi’s anti-immigrant agenda.
While Reynolds gives the Administration another free pass, other Republicangovernors and senators are condemning the action and looking for solutions.
“The fact that Governor Reynolds refuses to hold this Administration accountable for this is nothing more than a callous calculation by a governor who would rather let a political crony off the hook than stand up for Iowa values. She should be ashamed of herself,” said Iowa Democratic Party Spokesperson Tess Seger.