Democrats' Course Correction Puts Iowa Democrats In An Awkward Position
This week, Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst joined a bipartisan majority to end the Biden Administration's unnecessary federal mask mandate on public transits.
While Democrats in Washington are correcting course after 'finding science' or in other words, plummeting poll numbers, Iowa Democrats will not change their minds. While Gov. Kim Reynolds was putting her trust in Iowans to make the best decision for themselves, Democrat Congressional candidates Cindy Axne, Liz Mathis, and Christina Bohannan have always favored unnecessary mandates and lockdowns.
As Democrats around the country urged a 'return to normal' in February of this year, Axne said COVID-19 is "still a really difficult situation" and pushed back on mask mandates being lifted.
Axne has a long history of creating hysteria around the pandemic. During the Iowa State Fair, Axne falsely claimed that Iowa hospitals were full and if your child was in a car accident that "unfortunately, they're out of luck."
While in the Iowa legislature, both Mathis and Bohannan voted to keep kids out of the classroom, force mask mandates on kids when they got in the classroom, and voted in favor of vaccine passports.
Mathis even took her anger out on Twitter when Gov. Reynolds lifted the mask mandate saying, "This pisses me off."
"Iowa Democrats have been on the wrong side of the pandemic since it began," said Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann. "They will never change. They will always value hysteria over freedom which is exactly why they can never lead on this issue. Iowans will remember these positions when they go and vote in November."