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Iowa House Democrat leadership has refused to condemn comments from a transgender activist in Iowa City that suggest politicians should be legally able to be killed if they support laws that result in someone else’s death.
The example given by this person was Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, who signed a law that prohibits sex-change treatments and surgeries for kids.
You can watch the person here at the 4:45 mark:
“Would you say that it is self-defense to kill a politician who is trying to pass a law that will kill you? Is revolution not self-defense? There’s never been a court that’s ruled on that, although I think that they should rule in that way. Not all politicians, just the ones who happen to be passing a law that are killing people.”
As an example, they said:
“Kim Reynolds passing a law that will drive trans kids into suicide.”
The Iowa Standard reached out to Iowa Senate and Iowa House Democrat leadership.
The Iowa Senate Democrats responded with a blanket statement that didn’t really address this particular statement:
“Violence has no place in politics. Iowa Senate Democrats condemn violent political rhetoric and action in all cases.”
However, they at least acknowledged the concerning comments.
Iowa House Democrat leadership is yet to respond.
Democrats in Iowa House leadership include:
Rep. Jennifer Konfrst
Rep. Lindsay James
Rep. Sue Cahill
Rep. Heather Matson
Rep. Amy Nielsen
Rep. Sharon Steckman