I get a girl has to raise money, but the fundraising email sent by Abby Finkenauer’s campaign against Sen. Chuck Grassley was quite interesting.
First, Finkenauer attacked Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, saying that MTG “sold out” our “democracy” and “cheapened” the title of “congresswoman.”
“Allowing her, or ANY insurrectionist, to stay in office is incredibly dangerous,” Finkenauer said. “And it’s a slap in the face to every American.”
OK. So it makes sense that Finkenauer would use one of the strongest conservatives in Congress — MTG — to fundraise. I could see where that would motivate Democrats to give.
But then Finkenauer compared Grassley to MTG. That doesn’t make sense. When Marjorie Taylor Greene was in Des Moines for her America First Rally last summer, not one elected Republican showed up. Not one.
That doesn’t happen by accident.
Nonetheless, Finkenauer said that Chuck Grassley is a GOP “extremist.” And that Grassley is “complicit” in Trump’s election lies.
Now, I get it, a girl has to raise money to run for office. I get it. But Chuck Grassley was literally the Iowa Republican who rolled Trump more than anyone else in the wake of Jan. 6.
Grassley literally said Trump had little opportunity to lead the GOP going forward. Grassley voted to certify the election. Grassley called Mike Lindell a liar. Grassley said he was looking forward to Joe Biden’s agenda. Grassley voted for the infrastructure bill. Grassley said Joe Biden needed a win in his public pressuring of House members to pass that infrastructure bill.
And while Trump endorsed Grassley, even Trump’s biggest fans recognize Trump’s biggest weakness is who he surrounds himself with. It was an endorsement based on politics, not principle and certainly not policy.
Trump has un-endorsed candidates for doing essentially the same thing Grassley has said or done.
In fact, Trump disses Republicans who voted for the infrastructure bill, or as he calls it, the unfrastructure bill. When Congressman Mo Brooks suggested Republicans put the 2020 election behind them, Trump pulled his endorsement.
Grassley has literally defended the results of the 2020 election. He voted to certify it.
Grassley said on Dec. 16, 2020 that Biden was elected President.
When talking with conservative Iowans not supporting Grassley, it is almost always due to his anti-Trump remarks and votes.
So I get a girl has to raise a dollar to run for office, but maybe try to do it honestly.
Grassley isn’t a GOP extremist. He’s a go-along, get-along centrist.
He is certainly not a Trump guy.