Grassley Says U-S Senate May Not Act On Impeachment Trial
(Washington) — U-S Senator Chuck Grassley says the decision by the U-S House of Representatives to vote on the impeachment of President Trump Wednesday was the “real McCoy.” Grassley says the decision to proceed with a hearing
in the Senate will be left up to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
Grassley says he thinks the Senate Democrats may want to focus on Biden’s first few weeks in office, as opposed to dealing with a Trump impeachment hearing.
During his media conference, Grassley was asked if he is planning to attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden?
Now that the state of Georgia elected their Democratic candidates to the U-S Senate giving the Democratic party a slight majority and control of the U-S Senate, Grassley says it will mean he will no longer serve as President Pro-tempore.
Grassley made his comments this morning during a telephone interview with KLEM radio.
Big Storm Moving In
(Undated) — Forecasters say a large winter storm system is moving toward Iowa that could bring up to nine inches of snow in parts of west and central Iowa along with winds gusting up to 50 miles-an-hour. Meteorologist Cory Martin, at the National Weather Service, says it’ll get wicked late tonight and early tomorrow (Friday). He says the combination of the snow with the
really strong winds is going to make travel difficult — if not impossible — in some areas. The worst areas will be along and west of the Interstate 35 corridor. A Blizzard Warning is posted for much of the state’s western half from 6 o’clock tonight (Thursday) through 6 tomorrow (Friday) night.
Governor Builds Campaign Fund
(Des Moines, IA) — Republican Governor Kim Reynolds raised nearly one-point-six million dollars in campaign contributions last year. The governor’s campaign team says she has more than two million dollars on hand. The announcement is a clear signal Reynolds will seek re-election in 2022.
Reynolds finished out the term of former Governor Terry Branstad when he resigned to become the ambassador to China. She then became the first woman to be elected to a full term as governor.
Burlington And Clinton Baseball Teams Get New League
(Burlington, IA) — The Burlington Bees and the Clinton LumberKings will play baseball this spring as part of the Prospect League. Both teams were cut from the Major League Baseball Minor League system. The Prospect League features college players. Spokesman Ted Tornow (TOR-noh) says the Clinton team will still be called the LumberKings.as they own that logo. Clinton’s minor league team had been part of the Miami Marlins organization and the Marlins had paid the team’s players. The Pioneer League’s players pay 495 dollars to play a 60-game schedule. Tornow says the opening games will be in late May and run through early August. There will be 16 teams in the Prospect League and Tornow says the general managers of the teams will meet this weekend to set the upcoming season’s schedule.