DES MOINES, IA– After securing the Democratic nomination last Tuesday, Democratic nominee Mike Franken is pressing Senator Grassley to give Iowans the answers they deserve on his role in the January 6th domestic insurrection and plot to overthrow our democracy.
“Last week the January 6th commission, a commission that Senator Grassley voted against, held its first public hearings. On January 5th, 2021, Grassley insisted that he did not expect Pence to be there when the votes were certified. Iowans deserve to know the impetus behind his statement and what exactly Grassley’s role was in the plan to overthrow our democracy and thwart the certification of Joe Biden’s rightful election as President.
I have four simple questions for Senator Grassley.
What was the plan for January 6th?
Why did you not expect Vice President Pence to be there?
Were you aware of any plans or plots to overturn the 2020 election?
What would you have done if Pence had not shown up?
Senator Grassley, it’s time to come clean and answer these questions. Our democracy depends on it.”