Trump, Republican Senators: Don't Blame Iowa, Blame Incompetent Democrats

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Posted: Feb 04, 2020 10:00 AM
Trump, Republican Senators: Don't Blame Iowa, Blame Incompetent Democrats

Source: (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

As the Democrat party in Iowa continues the scramble to release the results of last night's votes, many are calling for the end of the caucus process. 

But President Donald Trump is urging voters to put the responsibility of a chaotic night right where it belongs: on Democrats, not on the process. After all, Republicans had no issues reporting their results. 

Republican Senators from Iowa and the governor are doing the same. 

“Iowa’s unique role encourages a grassroots nominating process that empowers everyday Americans, not Washington insiders or powerful billionaires. The face-to-face retail politics nature of Iowa’s caucus system also encourages dialogue between candidates and voters that makes our presidential candidates accountable for the positions they take and the records they hold," Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley released in a joint statement with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. “Iowa’s large population of independent voters and its practice of careful deliberation contributes greatly to the national presidential primary and makes it the ideal state to kick off the nominating process."  

"Iowa’s bipartisan first-in-the-nation status helped lead to the nomination of President Obama and has the full backing of President Trump. The process is not suffering because of a short delay in knowing the final results. Iowans and all Americans should know we have complete confidence that every last vote will be counted and every last voice will be heard," they continued. “We look forward to Iowa carrying on its bipartisan legacy of service in the presidential nominating process.”

The Iowa Democrat Party announced Tuesday morning they will release the results "as soon as possible."