Iowa Elected Officials React To Trump Trial Verdict

Undated — Republican Congresswoman Ashley Hinson of Marion says the real verdict for former President Donald Trump will come in November and she’ll join Trump’s fight for redemption on the campaign trail.

Like many other Republican officials, Hinson says the trial in New York was designed to keep Trump off the campaign trail.

Hinson, who’s running for a third term in the US House, says she’ll be on the campaign trail every single day between now and November 5th urging Iowans to kick Biden out and put Trump back in the White House. Congressman Zach Nunn, a Republican from Bondurant, is joining what’s called the Bidenomics Bus Tour today (Friday) for an event to compare gasoline prices during the Trump and Biden presidencies. Tomorrow (Saturday), US Senator Joni Ernst is hosting a fundraiser at the Iowa State Fairgrounds featuring many of the state’s GOP officials, including Governor Kim Reynolds.

Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird, who joined a group of Trump supporters at the trial earlier this month, said the verdict is a dark day in American history. Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Davenport called it a travesty. Congressman Randy Feenstra of Hull said the judicial system had been used to target Trump and Congressman Zach Nunn of Bondurant said the American people will have the final say on Election Day. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said in her statement that the only verdict that matters is the one at the ballot box in November. US Senator Chuck Grassley said he expects the case to be overturned on appeal and Senator Joni Ernst said Iowans are sick of the political persecution of Trump.

State Auditor Rob Sand, the only Democrat serving in statewide office, said as a former prosecutor, he found juries in both liberal and conservative Iowa counties took the work seriously and Sand said the jurors in Trump’s New York trial deserve both thanks and respect.


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