Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was in Iowa yesterday. I’m still trying to figure out what the real purpose of the trip was. She visited Des Moines, Parkersburg, and made a stop in Cedar Rapids. After watching the news coverage the only thing that I can come up with is that Pelosi and the Democrats felt they needed to reassure Iowans that they will get the resources they need.
Did speaker Pelosi need to come all the pay to Iowa, on the taxpayer’s dime to do that?
Pelosi didn’t visit the 4th or 5th districts while in Iowa, and while the 5th District didn’t experience major flood damage, it did have a deadly tornado, and Charles City in the 4th District had major flooding. But I guess Congressman Latham and Congressman King are good at taking care of their constituents, while Congressmen Braley, Loebsack, and Boswell need Mother Hen Nancy Pelosi in their district to quell any frustration in terms of federal flood relief.
This is just another example of putting partisanship in front of leadership, and Iowans want and deserve better.
Iowa’s flood victims don’t need a pep rally, they need answers and results.