To the editor:
During the first week of September, the Dallas County Republican Party of Iowa will welcome Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan to their fundraiser in West Des Moines.
This is the same Jim Jordan accused of covering up and hiding sexual abuse and misconduct of student-athletes by a fellow staff member in the Ohio State University wrestling program many years ago.
This is the same U.S. Representative who dedicated his career to former President Donald Trump and his audacious lies that led to a deadly insurrection on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
The Dallas County GOP is welcoming this controversial individual with open arms in order to help raise funds. The moral obligation of our nation is to do right and to hold each other accountable for our actions.
Does this mean that the Dallas County GOP openly denies the allegations brought forth by six former OSU wrestlers about Jordan’s involvement in covering up and denying sexual misconduct by his fellow staff?
Do the Dallas County GOP also deny Jordan’s involvement in the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection that killed brave law enforcement officers who were protecting him and many other elected officials, including Iowa’s Sen. Chuck Grassley, Sen. Joni Ernst and then-Vice President Mike Pence?
Where does the Dallas County GOP draw the line? I guess it comes as no surprise that in 2020, during a global pandemic that killed hundreds of central Iowa residents, the Dallas County GOP welcomed famed businessman turned Trump supporter and conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell to their fundraiser.
Lindell is now spreading lies about the 2020 election results and the Jan. 6 insurrection and is peddling dangerous advice to viewers about COVID-19 and medical treatments.
Who’s next for the Dallas County GOP? Dallas County is no place for dangerous politicians to spread lies and deceit. We can do better.