Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement after the election of leadership in the Iowa Senate today:

“Whitver and Schneider were part of the Senate leadership team that fired an employee for reporting harassment, brought a $1.75 million judgment that Iowa taxpayers have to cover, and did all they could to ignore the issue after the fact. Now, they’re being promoted.”

“The ability of Iowa Republicans to stick their heads in the sand and hope this issue goes away is astonishing and appalling.”

Progress Iowa is a multi-issue progressive advocacy organization with a network of nearly 70,000 progressives. Year-round, Progress Iowa advocates for a stronger middle class, first-class public education, and fairness for all Iowans under the law.