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Another House Republican has come out publicly to oppose the idea of education funding following the wishes of the students and families in Iowa.

Republican Rep. Jon Thorup reportedly cited uncertainties in Iowa — as well as the world — with the new state law that provides historical tax relief for Iowans.


“Bob Ray is a hero of mine and I ask myself, ‘What would his advice be?’ I think he’d say, ‘Jon, be conservative. We are in a storm. Don’t make any more big decisions until the storm is over.’ The conservative choice here is to wait out the storm,” Thorup said in a statement. “Let’s re-evaluate in a few years.”

Thorup previously said he supports the concept of ESAs, but added the devil is in the details.

Republican Representatives have been more vocal in their opposition to allowing education dollars to follow students. Representatives Dustin Hite, Tom Moore, Dennis Bush, Ross Paustian and others have been willing to take a public stand against Gov. Kim Reynolds, Senate Republicans and Iowa families.

According to an ITR Foundation poll last fall, 57 percent of Iowans support parents spending their child’s share of state educational funding at the public or private school of their choice. Just 30 percent opposed such a plan.

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  1. During the petition drive to remove Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation from the Iowa Civil Rights Code this past summer, five RINOs showed up at the Marion County central committee meeting. The current incumbent, Dustin Hite, and candidate for new District 37, Jon Thorup, were among the RINO-class present. They operated as shock absorbers protecting the rainbow flag brigade, a special class that has the lawful right to sexualize children in this state. I perceive neither Thorup or Hite care too much about children or families, not even to set them free to make educational choices. Actions speak louder than words no matter what these snake oil salesmen say to defend themselves.

    I will not cast a vote for Thorup in District 37.

    Hite, anointed by the establishment RINOs, knew he was going to move away from Pella as a result of redistricting – of which more than a thousand of his District 79 constituents petitioned him to fix the Civil Rights Code. He refused. He thought he was safe. However, I’m happy to report he is being primaried in his new District 88 by Helena Hayes who has an excellent ground game working towards his defeat in June.

    I hope everyone who loves the next generation will join in Operation Expose A RINO across Iowa and seek the defeat of ALL cowardly Republicans who sacrifice children and families to transgenderism or perverted educrats. Don’t be shy or considerate. There’s a lot more at stake in this election than the feelings of those that hate Americanism and are vassals to the Woke mob.

  2. Thank you R. Lee. Well said. Don’t need any more comments than yours. 1000 petitioners and he ignores them!!! The cavalry is coming!


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