Iowa AG Bird Among Supporters At Trump’s NYC Trial

New York, New York — Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird has been in New York City, among a group of supporters who’ve joined Donald Trump at his trial.

Bird endorsed Trump last October, the only statewide elected official to publicly back Trump before the 2024 Iowa Caucuses. She spoke briefly at a news conference held during a break in Trump’s trial.

In a written statement issued after her arrival in New York, Bird called the criminal charges against Trump “lawfare” and election interference. Bird said the trial is an effort by President Biden’s allies to keep Trump off the campaign trail by keeping him tied up in court. Bird began her statement by calling the case against Trump a political prosecution. Delegates at the Iowa GOP State Convention applauded Bird when she made a similar statement earlier this month.

Bird, a former aide to Congressman Steve King and Governor Terry Branstad, was a county attorney when she was elected Iowa Attorney General in 2022. Iowa Democratic Party chairwoman Rita Hart says Iowans deserve an Attorney General who’s focused on serving her constituents rather than her political ambitions. A spokesperson for Bird says no tax dollars were spent on Bird’s trip.


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