Joni Ernst writes of the “coastal liberal elites” who are backing her opponent in the Senate race. In fact, many of us backing Theresa Greenfield are homegrown and transplanted Iowans. We support Midwestern values, such as humane treatment of all people, access to health care, belief in science.
Sen. Ernst stood by while President Donald Trump separated children from their parents at our southern border. She said nothing when he disparaged immigrants, even though Iowa relies heavily on immigrant labor. She voted over 60 times to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, with no backup for the 187,000 Iowans relying on it. She said nothing when Trump dismissed recommendations of health experts regarding coronavirus and represents a state that still has no mask mandate.
It is not enough to say you have Midwestern values and vote the opposite. I believe in equality of people, health care for all and science. I am voting for Theresa Greenfield.
Mary Kemen, MD