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Rep. Abby Finkenauer has now been endorsed by two radical environmental groups that back Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s $93 TRILLION Green New Deal — the League of Conservation Voters, and now the Sierra Club. Both groups push radical policies that would be a complete disaster for rural Iowa, implementing substantial job-killing regulations which would raise taxes and bankrupt Iowa families.

The Green New Deal, which Finkenauer once praised as “creative,” isn’t the only far-left agenda item the Sierra Club supports:

  • They oppose “incentives for the production of corn-based ethanol,” which would decimate Iowa’s renewable fuels industry. 
    • Reminder: Iowa is the nation’s largest fuel ethanol and biodiesel producer
  • They believe in “minimizing the production and consumption of domestic animals.”
    • Reminder: Iowa leads the nation in hog and egg production, is second in commercial red meat production, total number of farms, and agricultural exports

The Sierra Club’s out-of-touch agenda is not in line with the interests of Iowa’s agricultural community, and their endorsement of Abby Finkenauer proves she doesn’t have the backs of Iowa farmers.

“In order to receive the endorsement of these radical anti-agriculture groups, Rep. Finkenauer surely has agreed to carry out and support their agenda — an agenda that leaves her constituents behind and completely destroys the livelihoods of Iowans. Abby Finkenauer is no friend of Iowa farmers.” — Iowa GOP Spokesman Aaron Britt

Author: Press Release