To the editor:
Yesterday Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) refused to allow a female member of the House speak on the floor because she was wearing blue jeans.
In doing so, Grassley was depriving her constituents of a voice in the House.
Let’s recall that Grassley is the same Republican leader who demurred when asked why he wouldn’t require face masks in the House. He said such a rule would be “unenforceable.”
Why did Rep. Grassley do this? Was he being:
c) upset by this particular representative and getting back at her?
d) not too bright?
e) all of the above?
I’ll let you decide the answer since they all sound pretty accurate to me.