The Iowa Senate started its Tuesday with a half-hour episode of partisan rants. Republicans like Senate GOP Leader Bill Dix were riled when Democrats criticized Republican Governor Terry Branstad.
“Governor Branstad’s not present in the chamber to defend himself,” Dix said.
Senator Rob Hogg, a Democrat from Cedar Rapids, scoffed.
“When Governor Branstad has a press conference…he gets to say all sorts of slanderous things about other people,” Hogg said.