Republican State Rep. Chad Ingels is one of the more vocal opponents of Gov. Kim Reynolds and her Education Savings Accounts proposal. After Tuesday’s primary election results, Ingels may be the most vocal opponent, actually.
On June 3, Ingels shared this on Twitter:
“When did school choice go from meaning parents having options like home school, private school and public school with open enrollment to meaning my neighbors (taxpayers) should pay for my kid to go to private school? That’s the choice for many Iowa Republicans on Tuesday.”
When did school choice go from meaning parents having options like home school, private school & public school with open enrollment to meaning my neighbors (taxpayers) should pay for my kid to go to private school? That's the choice for many Iowa Republicans on Tuesday. #ialegis pic.twitter.com/cv2VyUesgx
— Chad Ingels 🐷🌽🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@hort4cy) June 3, 2022
Obviously, the meaning of school choice didn’t change for most Iowans, but perhaps it has for Ingels because he hasn’t understood the issue.
It was a pretty elitist post offered by Ingels.
And then there was his endorsement on post that seemingly is no longer anywhere to be found.
“Hey, Iowa friends, tomorrow is primary day. FWIW, based on my experience serving in the Iowa House, these are the people I would for, if I could: Lee Hein, Joe Mitchell, Dave Maxwell, Jane Bloomingdale, Dustin Hite, Jon Thorup and Dennis Bush.”
Well, Bloomingdale managed to hang on to her seat. But that was it.
It will be interesting to see if Ingels takes a step back and considers how out of touch he is with the Republican voters in Iowa or continues to double down in his stance against Education Savings Accounts, Gov. Reynolds and Iowa families.