Bob Vander Plaats Endorses Sen. Chuck Grassley for Re-election
DES MOINES — On the heels of an endorsement from pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony List, family advocate and conservative leader Bob Vander Plaats of The Family Leader endorsed Senator Chuck Grassley at a pro-life roundtable in Des Moines this morning.
“If you think of Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett, elections matter, and Senator Grassley is a champion for life. He is a champion for family. Right now, if you take a look at the landscape under the Biden administration, this is not a seat you want to risk going into Democrat hands. You want to keep it safe and secure, and you want Senator Grassley to continue to punch well above Iowa’s weight class, do you not?,” said Vander Plaats at the roundtable.
“We love the senator, and I want to go all in and get him across the finish line, not just in this primary, but in the general election as well. I think 2022 could be a great, great year for us, but we’re going to have to go all in to make it happen. So that’s what part of this morning is about. I hope all of you join me in endorsing Senator Grassley for re-election,” concluded Vander Plaats at the roundtable.
“Bob’s endorsement for my re-election is very much appreciated and reflects my decades-long work on behalf of Iowans. I want to thank Bob for personally coming out in support of me. It means an awful lot to me. He’s an outstanding leader whose advocacy for faith and family strengthens the social fabric of our communities across the state,” said Grassley on the endorsement.
At the beginning of this Congress, Grassley and 47 other pro-life senators sent a message to Majority Leader Schumer pledging that they would vote to block any bill that would undermine the Hyde Amendment or any other pro-life protections. Previously, Grassley helped lead the charge to hold IRS officials accountable for targeting conservative non-profits, including pro-life organizations.