Democrat State Rep. Dave Jacoby was one of four House Democrats to serve on the Government Oversight Committee during Monday’s hearing on sexually explicit, obscene materials in Iowa school libraries.
This was his recap in his legislative newsletter:
“Monday evening, the Government Oversight Committee met to listen to testimony from 5 moms who are involved with the Moms for Liberty group. Their testimony was focused on challenging certain books/curriculum in Iowa’s schools and proved for an interesting discussion as many of the attendees were there in opposition to their testimony.”
That’s it. Nothing about the content of any of the books. Nothing about the reconsideration process the mothers experienced. Nothing.
It is the last line of that paragraph that makes no sense to me. Jacoby wrote:
“Their testimony was focused on challenging certain books/curriculum in Iowa’s schools and proved for an interesting discussion as many of the attendees were there in opposition to their testimony.”
I’m not sure what attendees were “opposing.” There was no bill being discussed. There was only experience being shared.
There was only content of the books being shared.
The content from the books was literally shared on the screen behind the mothers, which Democrats didn’t find a way to get into their photos of the hearing for some reason.
Everything was documented. Everything was sourced.
So again, I’m not sure what attendees were in “opposition” to.
The only thing attendees could have been in opposition to, of course, is reality and truth. Some House Democrats, like Rep. Sharon Steckman, have buried their head deep into the sand and simply keep chirping these are “imaginary” problems. Well, unless she’s OK with passages and images like she saw on Monday night being made available in Iowa school libraries, she can’t say it’s imaginary anymore. And even if she is OK with them, which if she were honest at all she would admit she isn’t, it still wouldn’t be imaginary any longer.
Attendees also can’t argue with the experience each mom went through. It is, after all, their experience. And again, the experiences were all substantially documented.
It’s too bad Jacoby offered so little detail in his newsletter about what the books actually contain, but that wasn’t omitted by accident.
It really is too bad Democrats have allowed the presence of perverted materials in Iowa school libraries to become a partisan issue. And it should come as no surprise they are on the wrong side of it.