Release: Gov. Reynolds Signs Back The Blue Bill
Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement in response to Governor Reynolds signing SF 342:
“Republicans have been clear - we stand with Iowa’s men and women in law enforcement. This legislation supports law enforcement so they can confidently do their jobs when their communities need it most. The men and women in blue put their lives on the line every single time they are on duty, and too often now the loudest voices are demonizing them. To them I can confidently say, now, the voices of Iowans are being heard and they support you.
“It’s important to note that all Democrats, with the exception of two, opposed this bill. Iowa Democrats are headed down a dangerous road, inching toward the radical idea of defunding the police. They must put their foot down and show they are better than their national counterparts. Silence on the defund the police movement should no longer be tolerated."