Iowa’s New Attorney General Marks Start Of Term With Public Ceremony

Des Moines, Iowa — Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird is the first of five statewide officials elected in November to hold a public ceremony to recite their oath of office.

Bird, who officially started her term on Monday, told a big crowd in the Capitol’s rotunda yesterday (Thursday) that she was just getting used to speaking about her new post in the present tense.

Bird is the first Republican in 44 years to serve as Iowa Attorney General. She acknowledged Tom Miller, the Democrat she defeated, who attended the ceremony.

Republican Governor Kim Reynolds, who will be inaugurated for a new four year term next Friday, campaigned extensively for Bird. Reynolds says Bird is taking office at just the right moment, to challenge Biden Administration policies.

The governor says Iowa’s new attorney general will fight federal mandates and open borders as well as what Reynolds called social engineering.

Earlier this week, Bird joined a lawsuit challenging President Biden’s plan to cancel some student loan debt as well as three other lawsuits challenging COVID-19 vaccine requirements.