Feenstra’s GOP Opponent Says Federal Gov’t Should Have Been Shut Down To Force Border Security

Kevin Virgil

Northwest Iowa — The Republican who’s challenging Congressman Randy Feenstra of Hull in next month’s GOP Primary says Feenstra is not conservative enough to represent the fourth district.

Kevin Virgil cites Feenstra’s support for the six budget bills that passed the House in March.

Virgil grew up on an O’Brien County farm and served in the Army. He joined the CIA after 9/11 and, after leaving the agency, Virgil founded a software firm that has won multi-million dollar contracts with the US Defense Department. In December, Virgil moved from New York to his family’s century farm near Sutherland.

Virgil made his comments at the Iowa GOP State Convention. Virgil supports “drastic measures” to reduce the federal government’s budget, power, and authority. Virgil says Feenstra failed to support limits on a program federal intelligence agencies say is used to disrupt terrorist activities and cyber attacks.

Feenstra, who is seeking a third two-year term in the US House, says he supported the national security legislation because due to Biden’s failed foreign policy, our enemies no longer fear us and our allies no longer trust us. The June Primary is in about three weeks, on Tuesday June 4.


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