RELEASE: Iowa Veterans Home Resignation is Another Sign of Branstad’s Failure to Lead

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For Immediate Release:
October 2, 2013

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Christina Freundlich
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Iowa Veterans Home Resignation is Another Sign of Branstad’s Failure to Lead

DES MOINES – Iowans woke up today to the news of more problems from the Branstad administration. The resignation of embattled Iowa Veterans Home commandant David Worley is the latest in a long string of problems that have plagued the Governor this year.  From the resignation of the Iowa DPS commissioner, to the inhumane treatment of children at the Toledo Juvenile Home, to the continuing controversy over the Governor’s speeding, one thing is clear – Terry Branstad can’t seem to manage his own administration.

“How many more problems must Iowans endure from the Branstad Administration,” said Iowa Democratic Party Executive Director Troy Price.  “It took Governor Branstad almost three years to address the bullish and hostile leadership at the Veterans Home.  Iowa’s veterans deserve better – the care they were promised, the benefits they have earned, and the honor and respect they deserve. Terry Branstad has made it clear that it is more important to defend his top administrators than protect the wellbeing of Iowa’s workers and veterans. The continued mismanagement, coupled with misguided priorities, tells us that it’s time for Terry Branstad to go.”

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