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The Iowa Standard sent a press inquiry to the offices of Iowa’s Republican congressional delegation. This group includes Representatives Randy Feenstra, Ashley Hinson and Mariannette Miller-Meeks as well as Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst.

We sent the questions after Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and others signed a letter calling for the termination of Deputy Warden Kathleen Landerkin.


Many of those who signed the letter are part of the House Freedom Caucus, but it isn’t believed Iowa has a member in that group since Congressman Steve King is no longer in D.C.

All five members of the GOP congressional delegation — who all voted to certify the 2020 Presidential Election — were asked the same five questions:

1. What, if anything, are you doing to ensure the political prisoners from Jan. 6 are being treated fairly and with dignity? 
2. How are you verifying treatment of these prisoners?
3. Are you comfortable with the continued imprisonment of these individuals?
4. Do you support the letter demanding the immediate termination of Warden Landerkin?
5. Are you satisfied the family of Ashli Babbitt has received justice? 
The questions were sent on Dec. 16. That is when the letter demanding the termination of Landerkin was sent to D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser. Conservative congressional leaders had detailed the conditions in the D.C. jail for the Jan. 6 political prisoners previously.
To be fair, Miller-Meeks has at least posted an article about the murder of Babbitt, an unarmed white female veteran who was shot dead by a black cop inside the Capitol on Jan. 6. Michael Byrd, the cop who killed Babbitt, left an unattended weapon in a Capitol bathroom just a couple of years earlier.

Author: Jacob Hall


  1. I would expect nothing less from all of our GOP delegation RINOs. I don’t trust a one of them and the Grassley’s are looking less and less as “admirable” with the nepotism going on w/ grandson Pat. They all blow with the “money” wind.


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