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I learned that one of my challengers in the Republican Primary in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, State Senator Randy Feenstra, is supported by the RINO PAC, the anti-HeartBeat PAC, the Amnesty PAC, and the Gambling PAC. 

Birds of a feather do flock together. There is no way to maintain your integrity if that’s the people that are behind you. This is a swamp in Washington, D.C, and I’ve been under pressure because I have taken this swamp on. And if you want to look at Donald Trump and see what he’s facing, I’m facing the same thing on a bit smaller scale.

Who are the special interest groups lining up to support “Red Flag Randy Feenstra”?

The “RINO PAC” refers to the Republican Main Street Partnership, a gun-grabbing entity that recently announced its intention to spend $100,000 in support of Senator Feenstra’s campaign. This endorsement has become a huge political problem for Feenstra in the 4thCongressional District, as this “RINO PAC” advocates using strict “Red Flag” laws to take away the Second Amendment Right of Americans to Keep and Bear Arms.

The “Anti-Heartbeat PAC” refers to National Right for Life, which has used a veto granted to it by former, discredited Speaker Paul Ryan to successfully prevent my “Heartbeat Protection Act” from receiving a vote in the House even though it had the votes necessary to pass. National Right to Life has endorsed Feenstra, who should be embarrassed to receive the support of an organization that opposes and works against the principle that “if a heartbeat is detected, a baby is protected.”

The “Amnesty PAC” is a direct reference to the United States Chamber of Commerce, which has long prioritized the passage of legislation that would grant amnesty to illegal aliens despite their having violated federal immigration law to enter the country. I am often credited with having laid the foundation for President Trump’s tough, Rule of Law, anti-illegal immigration policies. I have also been credited with killing previous amnesty legislation on the federal level, making my removal a priority for the “U.S. Chamber of Amnesty.”

The “Gambling PAC” refers to a PAC run by former Speaker of the Iowa House Christopher Rants that is donating heavily to Senator Feenstra’s campaign. To the extent that State Senator Feenstra has established a reputation in the Iowa Legislature, it is solely for breaking his promise to the voters on the expansion of legalized gambling in the state. Feenstra, who ran on a promise to oppose gambling’s expansion, betrayed his voters by shepherding the largest expansion of gambling in the state’s history through the Iowa legislature. Unsurprisingly, Mr. Rants is one of the chief gambling lobbyists in the state.

But you know this, I have never let you down. Not on any matter of principle. Not on anything that has to do with the platform of the Republican Party. I have run to the sound of the guns every time. And I’ve not only walked towards the fire. I’ve walked through the fire, and that experience deeply tempers me. I can face those people down because I’m right and they’re wrong, and they know it by now.

Editor’s note: This article reflects the view of the author, who is a candidate in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, and not necessarily the view of Caffeinated Thoughts, its editorial staff, or other contributors. All candidates are welcome to submit op/eds for publication.

1 comment
  1. Congressman King is so right in his objection to “legalized” gambling. How can you “legalize” a violation of the Tenth Commandment written in stone — “Thy shalt not covet they neighbor’s property” because that is what gambling is all about!

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