Congresswoman Cindy Axne found herself in the opening of Tucker Carlson’s show on Wednesday night. Here is what she said if you missed it:
Zach Nunn issued the following statement calling for Axne to apologize for her recent negative comments about Christianity.
“Cindy Axne has shown she has absolutely no regard for the thousands of Christians that live in her district. To insinuate that as Christians we politicize and weaponize our religion is a disgusting mindset, and she needs to apologize to the thousands of Christian Iowans for these disrespectful comments,” said Zach Nunn. “Unlike Axne, I’ve been traveling to Iowa communities and hearing directly about the issues that they care about: a stronger economy, less taxes and government, and the right to personal choice. That includes vaccine mandates. Whether or not Iowans choose to get vaccinated has nothing to do with the fact if they are Christian or not, it’s a matter of personal choice that Iowans don’t want the government making. As your next Congressman, I would never make harmful comments about religion like Axne or force Iowans to do something they don’t want to do.”
Nicole Hasso, another Republican in the race to face Axne, said she was “shocked and saddened” to hear Axne’s comments.
“I was truly shocked and saddened to see Democrat Congresswoman Cindy Axne going on a hate-filled, anti-Christian rant revealing herself to be a rabid Christianophobe,” Hasso said. “Iowans reject this kind of prejudice, intolerance and discrimination against any religion. Axne’s tirade against Christians is not acceptable and she owes all Christians and the state of Iowa an apology. I call on the Iowa Democrat Party to condemn Cindy Axne’s bigotry. It is reprehensible that a sitting member of Congress not only holds these vile beliefs but feels confident and comfortable sharing them publicly. It also shows the disdain and contempt Axne harbors for Christian Iowans she represents. As in the beloved and cherished hymn, I am confident that Iowa Christians ‘will cling to the old rugged Cross…’ and hold onto it with pride.”
Mary Ann Hanusa, who is running for the nomination as well but may not be in the district depending on how redistricting goes, asked how Axne can say she wants to represent Iowans while disrespecting them.
“I am in this race to represent Iowans and their values,” Hanusa said.