Iowa Sen. Claire Celsi (D-West Des Moines) posted on Twitter Tuesday that she received an email indicating the Iowa Legislature may convene for a special session to override Gov. Kim Reynolds’ veto of the medical cannabis bill.
“We’ll see if the Republicans agree to override their leader,” Celsi said.
Representative Shannon Lundgren (R-Peosta) responded that she did not receive an email on her end.
“As the House Human Resources Chair, I support and suggest we go back to the drawing board on this bill next session,” Lundgren tweeted in response to Celsi. “We have a Medical CBD Board, let’s give them the tools they need and use them as a resource as intended.”
Celsi said she’s willing to work with anyone who is serious about fixing the issue.
Radio personality Simon Conway took Celsi to task for putting out the tweet.
“While I am personally in favor of the bill and disappointed that the governor vetoed it, the email you are talking about must be Democrats only,” he said. “I can’t find anyone on the other side of the (aisle) who has one.
“Your original tweet was misleading and designed to score political points. As I said – we out here in the real world are so sick of this garbage so please just stop! There is no email going out other than a Dem email going to Dems.”