Apr 23, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Iowa's longest-serving GOP lawmaker switches to Democrats because of Trump

Iowa state Rep. Andy McKean says he's leaving the GOP because of President Trump.

State Rep. Andy McKean has served in Iowa's Senate and House chambers. Photo: Andy McKean/Facebook

Iowa Rep. Andy McKean, the state legislature's longest-serving Republican, announced Tuesday he's switching parties to join the Democrats because of President Trump and his policies.

"I believe that [it] is just a matter of time before our country pays a heavy price for President Trump’s reckless spending and short-signed financial policies, his erratic, destabilizing foreign policy, and his disregard for environmental concerns."
— Rep. Andy McKean
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