WEST DES MOINES – Last week the House GOP shared what they’ll do if they take over Washington, and the new plan shows once again Zach Nunn is too extreme for the GOP.
The Commitment to America Plan promises to increase accountability in the election process, yet Zach Nunn continues to downplay January 6th, one of the most significant threats to American democracy in decades.
“How many have actually been charged and convicted?” Zach Nunn asked potential voters about the insurrectionists who participated in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. “Not a single one. Here we are, a year and a half later, and we have a Nancy Pelosi committee determined to find someone that they can hang a noose around — to be able to say, ‘Everything that we have been telling you for the last year and a half is true.’ And they still can’t do it.”
Since Zach Nunn made that comment, two Iowa men have been convicted for their actions during the January 6 riot, one of whom was given one of the harshest sentences to date for his role in assaulting a capitol police officer.
Thousands of people gathered at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election results, an action former White House aides have said was driven by former President Donald Trump.
Nunn also disparaged Capitol Police and disrespected law enforcement who protected the Capitol, lawmakers, and staff that day, saying: “If a bunch of middle Americans can overwhelm our Capitol, and the Capitol police, who are funded to the tune of billions of dollars, can’t stop a bunch of middle-aged individuals from walking onto the floor, we have a serious problem with our nation’s security,” and downplayed the severity of the insurrection, by adding: “Imagine if that had been a real terrorist attack or a real threat to our country.”
“Zach Nunn doesn’t seem to understand how close rioters came to successfully overturning our country’s Democracy on January 6. If he can’t admit January 6 was an attempted coup, he should not be serving in a federal office,” said Paige Godden, spokesperson for Cindy Axne for Congress.
Stay tuned throughout the week to learn five ways Zach Nunn’s agenda is too radical for mainstream Republicans.