Support for Axne Fades Fast as Her Liberal Base Crumbles
Not only is Silent Cindy upsetting rural voters, but she has also failed to satisfy her liberal base
DES MOINES -- On her first day back in Washington after August recess, Rep. Cindy Axne joined Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of the “Squad” in wearing shirts boasting the phrase, “Our unity is our power.”
Despite standing with the far-left leaders of her party on numerous occasions -- including stating she is “in full support of Rep. Nadler’s Judiciary inquiry” to impeach President Trump, she has failed to satisfy her liberal base. Last week, climate change activists protested her Des Moines office, expressing their disappointment that Axne has not yet offered a full-throated endorsement of the Green New Deal.
Meanwhile, she has repeatedly endorsed the “public option,” which a recent analysis found could force the closure of 52 rural Iowa hospitals. Not to mention, she has totally abandoned rural Iowa by not pressuring leadership to pass the USMCA immediately.
Not only is Silent Cindy upsetting rural voters, but she has also failed to satisfy her liberal base -- not a great look for a freshman Rep. in a toss-up district.
“It seems Cindy Axne is stuck between a rock and her liberal base. No matter what she does, Axne can’t satisfy her far-left base, and she certainly isn’t doing herself any favors in rural Iowa. Iowans can see through her political games, and they’ll be ready to replace her with an effective leader in 2020.” -- Iowa GOP Spokesman Aaron Britt