Now Iowa Democrat Lawmakers Bolt From Capitol

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. pspr


    Iowa House Democrats this morning left the Capitol in protest of two gun bills the Republican majority had planned to debate today.

    The bill would make the state part of the “Wild, Wild West,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

    McCarthy accused House Leader Linda Upmeyer of failing to properly inform legislators about planned debate today on the bills. The short notice hindered Democrats from offering amendments to improve the bills, McCarthy said.

    But Upmeyer, R-Garner, shot back this morning that Democrats did have adequate warning, and suggested their flight from the Capitol was an attempt to make a political scene.

    “Iowans didn’t send us down here just to do easy stuff,” she said. “The Second Amendment is a question that many Iowans would like placed before them. I don’t know why they’re afraid to have a debate on a subject just because they don’t like the subject. That seems ludicrous to me.”
  2. Lucrum


    Democrats, party of the chicken shits.