Grassley: DNC Making Grave Mistake Supplanting Iowa as First-in-the-Nation Caucus State
BUTLER COUNTY — After leaked reports of President Biden and the Democratic National Committee’s desire to end Iowa’s First-in-the-Nation Caucus, Senator Chuck Grassley released the following statement.
“I believe the Democratic National Committee is on its way to making a grave mistake to upend our democratic nominating process. Coastal elites and party bosses put their thumb on the electoral scale to drown out the voices and values of Middle America to advance their woke agenda. This move will further alienate rural Americans from the Democrat Party.
“For decades, Iowans of all political stripes have been united in our pride for hosting the First-in-the-Nation Caucuses and winnowing the field in the contest for U.S. president. For a half-century, Iowa voters have taken seriously the opportunity and responsibility to vet every candidate who campaigns to become the leader of the free world. Candidates can launch their presidential campaign at minimal cost. In fact, Iowa has a record of catapulting two Democrats to the White House, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama. Without having the chance to build momentum in Iowa with grassroots-based retail politics, they may have never been president.
“Regardless of what the DNC says, I encourage the Iowa Democratic Party to move forward with its plan to follow Iowa law and hold Iowa’s First-in-the-Nation Caucuses just as the Republican Party of Iowa is doing. Iowa should not allow coastal headwinds to blow away Iowa’s First-in-the-Nation status.”