Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer is too busy to do any more debates against Republican challenger, State Rep. Ashley Hinson.
After Hinson’s campaign called for additional debates, Finkenauer’s team responded with this, according to KWWL:
“Congresswoman Finkenauer is focused on the job she was elected to do — representing Iowans and making their voices heard in Washington. Congress will be in session for the next several weeks, with important work to do on funding the government and providing additional coronavirus relief for families, businesses, first-responders and local governments. It sounds like Ashley Hinson is disappointed with her debate performance and would like a do-over — that’s understandable, but for Congresswoman Finkenauer, the job comes first.”
While Finkenauer may not have a desire to let voters know where she stands on the issues, she did find time to discuss the following with Nate Monson and the organization GLBT Youth In Iowa Schools Taskforce.
Here, Finkenauer plays a game “toot or boot” with GLBT Youth In Iowa Schools Taskforce. She has an in-depth conversation that truly mattered to her constituents about turkey dressing sandwiches.
Monson suggested Finkenauer enjoy one with her pal and congressional leader — Nancy Pelosi.
Finkenauer moved on to talk about her colleague, Congresswoman Cindy Axne.
“My tall friend,” Finkenauer said. “Geez I look really little in that picture. It is definite toot. Who else is going to get my carry-on from the top thing in the airplane when we head off to D.C. together?”
The conversation then went to Axne’s affinity for Corn Nuts.
Finkenauer, who as you recall from her campaign’s statement, is too focused on the job she was elected to do to actually participate in another debate.
You know, the job she was elected to do… like reminding Monson the sky is blue. And making a joke that fell flat. She talked about her favorite color of the rainbow.
“Blue. I love blue. Well, it is the color of the sky,” she said. “And water. And waves. And I really like blue waves.”
Then the explanation of Finkenauer’s joke came.
With Congress entering session for the next several weeks, with important work to do on funding the government and providing additional coronavirus relief for families, businesses, first-responders and local governments — it only makes sense Finkenauer would have time to discuss her favorite drag queen.
So, to recap, Finkenauer is too busy to answer questions and help the electorate become more informed.
But she has plenty of time for stuff like this.