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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:59 AM

Iowa's longest-serving GOP lawmaker joins the Democrats because of Trump

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Source: CNN

Washington(CNN) The Iowa Legislature's longest-serving Republican announced Tuesday that because of President Donald Trump, he will be joining the Democratic Party, calling Trump "a poor example for the nation and particularly for our children."

State Rep. Andy McKean, who has served in both Iowa's Senate and House chambers, identified with the Republican Party for 35 years before Tuesday's announcement and is the longest-serving Republican in the state's Legislature today, according to the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee.

"With the 2020 president election looming on the horizon, I feel as a Republican that I need to be able to support the standard bearer of our party. Unfortunately, that is not something I am able to do," McKean said at a news conference.

"He sets, in my opinion, a poor example for the nation and particularly for our children by personally insulting -- often in a crude and juvenile fashion -- those who disagree with him, being a bully at a time when we we are attempting to discourage bullying, his frequent disregard for the truth and his willingness to ridicule or marginalize people for their appearance, ethnicity or disability," McKean said.

Read more: https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/04/23/politics/andy-mckean-iowa-gop-lawmaker-change-party/index.html

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Reply Iowa's longest-serving GOP lawmaker joins the Democrats because of Trump (Original post)
UpInArms Apr 24 OP
Journeyman Apr 24 #1
Judi Lynn Apr 24 #2
Scarsdale Apr 24 #3
duforsure Apr 24 #4
NYMinute Apr 24 #5
Omaha Steve Apr 24 #6

Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:06 AM

1. Well, welcome to the party, Andy. Everything you mentioned was known at the beginning . . .

but good on you for finally recognizing what was right in front you the whole time.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:14 AM

2. Can't imagine how anyone could argue with his reasoning.Sad other Republicans won't go straight. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:19 AM

3. Certainly makes the gop

members still supporting the Orange Lump look complicit. What are THEY hiding? Russian money? Tapes of sexual encounters? Embezzlement? What makes the "party of family values" get in line behind the most vulgar, unqualified, ignorant, childish president EVER to inhabit the WH??? Imagine if THIS were a democratic president, acting this way? The impeachment would have already started months ago. They are propping up a clown, a worldwide JOKE.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:26 AM

4. We can only hope,

Some Senators in the GOP will refuse to let our Democracy be destroyed and switch to replace Mitch and control over to the Senate to the Democrats. The Republican party has been hijacked by these neo fascists now.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:33 AM

5. I hope this is the beginning

and many more republicans will start thinking of the country before their party.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:58 AM

6. Locking...duplicate

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