Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to Governor Reynolds’ longing for civil discourse after she was criticized for calling all liberal constituents unhinged, after a social media troll commented about her family on Facebook:
‘Does Governor Reynolds still support Donald Trump?”
“Does Governor Reynolds still believe Trump saying he grabbed women by the p***** is ‘clutter’ that Iowans need to put aside?”
“The individuals who commented inappropriately on Governor Reynolds’ Facebook page owe her an apology. But Governor Reynolds owes every Iowan an apology for calling her constituents ‘unhinged’ and for her continued support of President Trump, who has called Mexicans rapists, assaulted women, and put into place racist and homophobic policies.”
“I hope the Governor apologizes, and helps lead by example, instead of following the divisive example of Trump, to create the civil discourse she claims to want. At a time when Iowa families face stagnant wages, decreasing access to health care, underfunded schools, unclean drinking water, and many other challenges, we need more than name-calling from our Governor.”
“Until the Governor apologizes and starts leading by example, her calls for civil discourse ring hollow.”
UPDATE: After calling for civil discourse on Tuesday, October 31st, the very next day, Governor Reynolds appointed Congressman Steve King co-chair of her campaign. King has been called America’s worst Congressman for his racist statements, and routinely demonstrates the opposite of civil discourse in his position.