In Iowa, a GOP Stalwart Becomes a Casualty in Party War

Within a day of declaring that U.S. President Donald Trump should be impeached for his role in the deadly Capitol riot, Dave Millage was forced to step down as chair of the Scott County GOP.

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Former Scott County Republican Party chairman Dave Millage at his home, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Bettendorf, Iowa. Within a day of declaring that former president Donald Trump should be impeached for his role in the deadly Capitol riot, Millage was forced to step down as chairman of the Scott County GOP. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The flood of calls, texts and emails came swiftly and most with the same message. Dave Millage sat by the fireplace in his living room in a quiet Bettendorf neighborhood as he read them. He had braced for some blowback ever since he’d told a local reporter what he thought about President Donald Trump’s behavior on Jan. 6. Still, one email stung. “Traitor.” “These were friends I had made over…

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