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Mark Cisneros won a seat in the Iowa House two weeks ago. Last night, the Republican said that while COVID-19 poses a risk to public health that should be taken seriously, any decisions to impose new rules and regulations on private citizens need to be done in accordance with lawmakers and the Iowa Constitution.

“The new restrictions on Iowans and their businesses that were announced this evening is a step too far,” Cisneros said. “Which I and other lawmakers are urging the Governor’s office to reconsider.”

Cisneros said he agrees with Gov. Kim Reynolds that we all have a role to play to slow the spread of COVID, but actions taken should be based on science and the rule of law, “not feelings,” he added.

“I can appreciate the pressure the Governor is under during these unprecedented times to make the right decision but I also know after conferring with my friends who own small businesses, which are at risk of closing, it simply does not compare to that which they’re currently under,” he said. “I look forward to working with the Governor and her administration in the future to ensure we slow the spread of COVID-19 while also empowering our citizens to make the decisions that are best for themselves and their families.”

 

Author: Jacob Hall