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Might Iowa Lead The Way?

April 24, 2019

Leaders are hard to find within the Republican Party as of late.   So this story is most refreshing.

Rep. Andy McKean, 69, the longest serving Republican currently in the Iowa legislature, announced Tuesday he would register as a Democrat after being registered as a Republican for almost 50 years.

“With the 2020 presidential election looming on the horizon, I feel, as a Republican, that I need to be able to support the standard bearer of our party. Unfortunately, that is something I’m unable to do. I believe that it is just a matter of time before our country pays a heavy price for President Trump’s reckless spending and short-sighted financial policies, his erratic, destabilizing foreign policy, and his disregard for environmental concerns,” he said in a statement.

McKean blamed Trump for fueling an “unprecedented divisiveness” and said he sets a poor example by hurling insults at those who disagree with him and his “frequent disregard for the truth.”

“If this is the new normal, I want no part of it,” he said.

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