Long-Serving Iowa GOP Legislator Leaves Party Citing Trump

Rep. Andy McKean said he made his choice after returning to the Legislature after years away from politics and finding the GOP had changed.

  • Published 23 April 2019
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The longest serving Republican in the Iowa Legislature announced Tuesday that he's becoming a Democrat, saying he didn't want to remain in a party led by President Donald Trump. Rep. Andy McKean said he made his choice after returning to the Legislature after years away from politics and finding the GOP had changed. Another significant factor, he said, was the presidency of Republican Donald Trump. He said if the president's… Read at AP News