Republican Senator Chuck Grassley and Democratic challenger Patty Judge traded barbs and defended their records in their Sioux City debate at Morningside College Wednesday night.
Judge immediately took Grassley to task in her opening remarks, saying he was an obstructionist for his refusal to hold a hearing on President Obama’s Supreme court nominee Merrick Garland;
OC………..social security. :23
Grassley repeated his previous stance that the next president should appoint the nominee.
He criticized Judge for her support of the federal health care act, which he says is a failure and based on lies:
OC………change their insurance. ;23
Both agreed on the importance of the renewal fuel standard and support of ethanol for Iowa farmers.
They differed on immigration policy regarding Syrian refugees being allowed into America:
OC……… extremely rigorous. ;20
Grassley says he’s concerned that ISIS will take advantage of looser immigration regulations:
OC………to kill us. :12
Judge also criticized Grassley for his four decades in Washington D.C. and says she doesn’t need to hold 99 town hall meetings to serve the people of Iowa:
OC…………..my entire life. ;20
Grassley says Washington is an island surrounded by reality, and coming home is how he best communicates with Iowans:
OC………..a two way street. ;22
The two will debate again in Des Moines on November 4th.