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Longest-Serving Republican Legislator in Iowa Switches Parties Citing President Trump as Reason

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Longest-Serving Republican Legislator in Iowa Switches Parties Citing President Trump as Reason

Longest-Serving Republican Legislator in Iowa Switches Parties Citing President Trump as Reason

State Rep.

Andy McKean is currently the longest-serving Republican in the Iowa Legislature, or at least he was until he announced he is switching parties.

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Longest-Serving Republican Legislator in Iowa Switches Parties Citing President Trump as Reason

REPRESENTATIVE ANDY MCKEAN SAYSREPRESENTATIVE ANDY MCKEAN SAYSAFTER RETURNING TO THEREPRESENTATIVE ANDY MCKEAN SAYSAFTER RETURNING TO THELEGISLATURE IN 2016AFTER RETURNING TO THELEGISLATURE IN 2016AFTER RETURNING TO THELEGISLATURE IN 2016AFTER A 15 YEAR BREAK FROMLEGISLATURE IN 2016AFTER A 15 YEAR BREAK FROMLEGISLATURE IN 2016AFTER A 15 YEAR BREAK FROMPOLITICS...HE FOUND THEAFTER A 15 YEAR BREAK FROMPOLITICS...HE FOUND THEAFTER A 15 YEAR BREAK FROMPOLITICS...HE FOUND THESTATEHOUSE APOLITICS...HE FOUND THESTATEHOUSE ASTATEHOUSE ADIFFERENT PLACE.THE LEGISLATURE IS CONSIDERABLYTHE LEGISLATURE IS CONSIDERABLYMORE PARTISAN AND REGIMENTEDTHE LEGISLATURE IS CONSIDERABLYMORE PARTISAN AND REGIMENTEDTHAN ITMORE PARTISAN AND REGIMENTEDTHAN ITTHAN ITUSED TO BEI MIGHT HAVE LIMPED ALONMGI MIGHT HAVE LIMPED ALONMGATTEMPTING TO WORK WITHIN MYI MIGHT HAVE LIMPED ALONMGATTEMPTING TO WORK WITHIN MYCAUCUS FOR WHAT IATTEMPTING TO WORK WITHIN MYCAUCUS FOR WHAT ICAUCUS FOR WHAT IFELT WAS BEST FOR THE PEOPLE IFELT WAS BEST FOR THE PEOPLE IREPRESENT IF IT HADENT BEEN FORREPRESENT IF IT HADENT BEEN FORREPRESENT IF IT HADENT BEEN FORANOTHER FACTOR.

THATANOTHER FACTOR.

THATANOTHER FACTOR.

THATFACTOR...IS PRESIDENT DONALDFACTOR...IS PRESIDENT DONALDFACTOR...IS PRESIDENT DONALDTRUMP.TRUMP.HE SETS, IN MY OPINION, A POORHE SETS, IN MY OPINION, A POOREXAMPLE FOR THE NATION ANDEXAMPLE FOR THE NATION ANDPARTICULARLY FOR OUR CHILDREN BYPARTICULARLY FOR OUR CHILDREN BYPERSONALLY INSULTING, OFTEN IN APERSONALLY INSULTING, OFTEN IN ACRUDE AND JUVENILE FASHION,CRUDE AND JUVENILE FASHION,THOSE WHO DISAGREE WITH HIM,CRUDE AND JUVENILE FASHION,THOSE WHO DISAGREE WITH HIM,BEING A BULLY AT THETHOSE WHO DISAGREE WITH HIM,BEING A BULLY AT THEBEING A BULLY AT THETIME WHEN WE'RE ATTEMPTING TOTIME WHEN WE'RE ATTEMPTING TODISCOURAGE BULLYING, HISDISCOURAGE BULLYING, HISFREQUENT DISREGARD FOR THEFREQUENT DISREGARD FOR THETRUTH, AND HAS A WILLINGNESS TOFREQUENT DISREGARD FOR THETRUTH, AND HAS A WILLINGNESS TORIDICULE ORTRUTH, AND HAS A WILLINGNESS TORIDICULE ORRIDICULE ORMARGINALIZE PEOPLE FOR THEIRMARGINALIZE PEOPLE FOR THEIRAPPEARANCE, ETHNICITY ORAPPEARANCE, ETHNICITY ORDISABILITYSOME WOULD EXCUSE THIS BEHAVIORSOME WOULD EXCUSE THIS BEHAVIORAS TELLING IT LIKE IT IS ANDSOME WOULD EXCUSE THIS BEHAVIORAS TELLING IT LIKE IT IS ANDTHE NEW NORMAL.AS TELLING IT LIKE IT IS ANDTHE NEW NORMAL.THE NEW NORMAL.IF THIS IS THE NEW NORMAL I WANTIF THIS IS THE NEW NORMAL I WANTNO PART OF IT.NO PART OF IT.NO PART OF IT.HE SAYS HE UNDERSTANDS THEREHE SAYS HE UNDERSTANDS THEREHE SAYS HE UNDERSTANDS THEREWILL BE BLOWBACK...BUT THATWILL BE BLOWBACK...BUT THATHE HOPES HIS SUPPORTERS IN JONESHE HOPES HIS SUPPORTERS IN JONESCOUNTY CAN SEE BEYOND A PARTYHE HOPES HIS SUPPORTERS IN JONESCOUNTY CAN SEE BEYOND A PARTYTITLE.COUNTY CAN SEE BEYOND A PARTYTITLE.TITLE.I HOPE THE PEOPLE BACK HOME WILLI HOPE THE PEOPLE BACK HOME WILLKNOW I'M STILL THE SAME ANDYI HOPE THE PEOPLE BACK HOME WILLKNOW I'M STILL THE SAME ANDYMCKEAN IKNOW I'M STILL THE SAME ANDYMCKEAN IMCKEAN IALWAYS WAS I JUST CHANGED MYALWAYS WAS I JUST CHANGED MYPARTY AFFILIATION BUT I'LL STILLALWAYS WAS I JUST CHANGED MYPARTY AFFILIATION BUT I'LL STILLBE WORKING FORPARTY AFFILIATION BUT I'LL STILLBE WORKING FORPARTY AFFILIATION BUT I'LL STILLBE WORKING FORTHE VERY SAME GOALS ANDBE WORKING FORTHE VERY SAME GOALS ANDBE WORKING FORTHE VERY SAME GOALS ANDPRIORITIES I'VE HAD FOR MANYTHE VERY SAME GOALS ANDPRIORITIES I'VE HAD FOR MANYTHE VERY SAME GOALS ANDPRIORITIES I'VE HAD FOR MANYYEARS IN PUBLIC SERVICE.PRIORITIES I'VE HAD FOR MANYYEARS IN PUBLIC SERVICE.YEARS IN PUBLIC SERVICE.MCKEAN STILL CONSIDERS HIMSELFMCKEAN STILL CONSIDERS HIMSELFFISCALLY CONSERVATIVE BUTFISCALLY CONSERVATIVE BUTWILL BE A MODERATE DEMOCRAT.WILL BE A MODERATE DEMOCRAT.SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE LINDAWILL BE A MODERATE DEMOCRAT.SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE LINDAUPMEYERSPEAKER OF THE HOUSE LINDAUPMEYERUPMEYERISSUED THIS RESPONSE TO HISISSUED THIS RESPONSE TO HISANNOUNCEMENT SAYING QUOTE:ISSUED THIS RESPONSE TO HISANNOUNCEMENT SAYING QUOTE:'I RESPECT REP.

MCKEANSANNOUNCEMENT SAYING QUOTE:'I RESPECT REP.

MCKEANSANNOUNCEMENT SAYING QUOTE:'I RESPECT REP.

MCKEANSDECISION AND WISH HIM THE BEST.'I RESPECT REP.

MCKEANSDECISION AND WISH HIM THE BEST.DECISION AND WISH HIM THE BEST.THIS WILL NOT DISTRACT US FROMTHIS WILL NOT DISTRACT US FROMMOVING FORWARD WITH THEMOVING FORWARD WITH THECONSERVATIVE AGENDA THAT IOWANSCONSERVATIVE AGENDA THAT IOWANSHAVE TASKED US WITH.

AS ACONSERVATIVE AGENDA THAT IOWANSHAVE TASKED US WITH.

AS AMAJORITY OF 53HAVE TASKED US WITH.

AS AMAJORITY OF 53HAVE TASKED US WITH.

AS AMAJORITY OF 53STRONG REPUBLICANS, WE AREMAJORITY OF 53STRONG REPUBLICANS, WE AREMAJORITY OF 53STRONG REPUBLICANS, WE ARECOMMITTED TO COMPLETING OUR WORKSTRONG REPUBLICANS, WE ARECOMMITTED TO COMPLETING OUR WORKSTRONG REPUBLICANS, WE ARECOMMITTED TO COMPLETING OUR WORKAND WRAPPINGCOMMITTED TO COMPLETING OUR WORKAND WRAPPINGAND WRAPPINGUP THE SESSION.

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