Blog For Iowa | Paul Deaton | 8/11/16
Kim Weaver believes 2016 is the year to retire Republican Steve King from Congress.
What makes her effort different from those of Jim Mowrer, Christie Vilsack, Matt Campbell, Rob Hubler and others?
The political climate of intolerance and hate people like Rep. King foster has reached its limit, creating a backlash among lifelong Republicans.
Weaver hopes to build a coalition using the unique opportunity 2016 presents.
“The other night I had an interesting conversation with a friend who will no longer be voting for Donald Trump, Steve King or any other Republicans,” Weaver wrote in a fundraising email.
“I watched this lifelong member of the GOP burn his Republican National ID while standing around a bonfire. He told me that he feels betrayed by the party and regardless of the outcome he doesn’t know how we will ease the tensions within nation’s polarized political system. To confront the global crises the world looks toward America for leadership and solutions. He said the divisive rhetoric this year short circuits conversations after a few seconds. From across the fire he looked at me and said, ‘All of this intolerance and hate is crazy. It’s gotta stop.'”