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Wed Aug 5, 2020, 11:59 AM

Iowa governor has stopped AG from joining anti-Trump suits

DES MOINES — Iowa’s Republican governor has rejected two-thirds of the Democratic state attorney general’s requests to join multistate lawsuits, under an unusual compromise that has allowed her to repeatedly block the state’s involvement in challenges to Trump administration policies.

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller agreed in May 2019 to seek Gov. Kim Reynolds’ approval before he would join multistate lawsuits. In turn, Reynolds vetoed a Republican-backed bill that would have prevented the state’s top lawyer from joining any multistate suit unless the governor or Legislature requested it.

Although the deal has allowed Reynolds to block 45 of 67 requests by Miller, the attorney general said he didn’t regret the bargain he made with the governor, which will expire when either of the officials leave office. Miller, 75, is the nation’s longest-serving state attorney general, having been elected 10 times.

“The most important thing is that the agreement is temporary and will not affect future attorneys general in Iowa,” Miller said in a statement. “It’s also important that I — and future AGs — retain the authority to comment on legislation and regulations before Congress and federal agencies.”

Read more: https://www.thehawkeye.com/news/20200804/iowa-governor-has-stopped-ag-from-joining-anti-trump-suits
(Burlington Hawkeye)

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FoxNewsSucks Aug 5 #1
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 12:07 PM

1. Why does it always seem that

it's the Democrat who makes this kind of deal to tie their own hands.

Republicons never agree to things like this. I'd like to see every Democrat stand up to republicon governors similarly.

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 12:16 PM

2. you are so right.

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 12:45 PM

3. So he refuses the deal. Then...GOP gov and legislature control 100%of cases! That's better?

Dems in red states deal with a reality you in blue states can't imagine!!

Just be glad for the people of IA that there is a dem AG in IA!!

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