It does not seem like the current Iowa Republicans in Congress believe GOP voters in the state deserve to have a voice in the U.S. Senate primary coming up in 2022. When former Democrat Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer announced her entry into the race for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Republicans all lined up behind Grassley and ignored the fact Republican State Sen. Jim Carlin is running for the same seat.
“Finkenauer’s radical agenda – higher taxes, federal takeover of elections, taxpayer-funded abortions. We can stop her again. We know #GrassleyWorks for Iowa!” tweeted Congressman Randy Feenstra.
“Abby Finkenauer was a Pelosi puppet in the U.S. House and she would be the same way for Chuck Schumer in the U.S. Senate. GrassleyWorks is a tireless fighter for the people of Iowa and we need to keep him in the U.S. Senate!” tweeted Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks.
“No one fights harder for Iowans than GrassleyWorks and we need his common-sense leadership in the Senate. We retired Abby Finkenauer last time. Let’s keep her from doing what she loves more than anything, raising taxes on Iowa families,” tweeted Congresswoman Ashley Hinson.
“GrassleyWorks day-in and day-out to deliver results for Iowans. Whether in Washington or visiting all of our state’s 99 counties, he continues fighting on behalf of our farmers, families and small businesses,” tweeted Sen. Joni Ernst.
All five GOP members of Iowa’s congressional delegation voted to certify President Joe Biden’s election on Jan. 6. They actually made history and Iowa unique that day.
Only two states have multiple Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives with none voting to object — Iowa and Washington.
Washington, of course, doesn’t have any GOP senators, whereas Grassley and Ernst are both Republicans.
This means Iowa is the only state in the entire country with multiple Republicans in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate to not have one single congressional representative object to the 2020 Presidential Election.
Carlin is actually the only Republican candidate who has announced they intend to run for the seat as Grassley is mulling over his decision. If Grassley runs again and if he is elected, he will be 89 years old when he earns six more years in the U.S. Senate.
Carlin has been a vocal critic of Republicans who voted to certify the 2020 Presidential Election. He called fraud the “worst kind of voter suppression” during debate on an election reform bill in the Iowa Senate earlier this year.
“Seventy-seven percent of Republicans believe that there was fraud in this last election,” he said. “Millions and millions and millions of people believe there was fraud. Who believes that Joe Biden got 12 million more votes than Barack Obama on his best day? I don’t.”
When Carlin announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate, he landed a punch as well.
“Never again should the political class abdicate its responsibility to investigate and hold hearings when millions of Americans have doubt about the legitimate winner of an election,” Carlin said. “The people we relied on to tell us the truth let us down by not seeking the truth.”