GOP Selects Iowa Gov. Reynolds For SOTU Response

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    The Facts

    • Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has been selected by Congressional Republicans to deliver the response to Biden's State of the Union address on March 1.

    • Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell lauded Reynolds for fighting COVID-19 in her state "without forgetting common sense."


    The Spin

    Right narrative

    Reynolds is an up-and-coming leader with a strong record who's pushed for in person instruction, tax cuts, and public safety. She's the perfect foil to Biden who is is out of touch with Americans on free speech, free thought, and economic freedom.

    Left narrative

    Reynolds, a staunch backer of former President Trump, is an example of how the GOP has failed on COVID policy and continues to stage distracting attacks by weaponizing critical race theory.


    Political split

    LEFT

    RIGHT

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