Iowa House Chamber
Photo Credit: Jason Mrachina via Flickr (CC-By-NC-ND 2.0)
Iowa House Chamber
Photo Credit: Jason Mrachina via Flickr (CC-By-NC-ND 2.0)

State Representative Bruce Hunter (D-Des Moines) spoke for a little over eight minutes in support for his “Voters’ Bill of Rights” amendment to HJR 2009, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms constitutional amendment (that passed 54 to 42). At the end of his remarks, he noticed that State Representative Matt Windschitl (R-Missouri Valley) indicated his time was up. Hunter responded, “I see that Rep Senate (sic) Windschitl’s light’s on, and I know the penchant for the minority party to take away rights from voters instead of protecting them.”

Democrats are the minority party. He quickly corrected himself to say “majority party,” but I think he had it right the first time.

Before State Representative Hunter hurls insults at Iowa House Republicans it would be wise for him to 1. remember what chamber he is in, and 2. remember what party he is in.

It’s unfortunate that State Representative Hunter is not one of the legislators who decided to retire in 2018.

Caffeinated Thoughts provides free news and commentary on culture, current events, faith, and politics, and we are dependent upon readers like you to keep us going. Please consider becoming a monthly patron or making a one-time donation. Every little bit helps!

Get CT In Your Inbox!

Don't miss a single update.

You May Also Like

Working Out The Differences

By State Representative Kraig Paulsen This week, a conference committee on Senate…

Taylor: I Have the Grassroots Movement to Win, Feenstra Doesn’t

Jeremy Taylor: Randy Feenstra is relying on a Jeb Bush-style campaign with lots of money but little connectedness and grassroots support.

Sit Ligula Metus Sem. Eget Elementum Amet Tellus

Aenean eleifend ante maecenas pulvinar montes lorem et pede dis dolor pretium…

For Now, Iowa Dept. of Public Health Is Not Recommending Suspending Mass Gatherings

With no evidence of community spread, the Iowa Department of Public Health is not currently recommending canceling events or mass gatherings due to COVID-19.