Congressman Steve King Stands by President Trump in Impeachment Saga
4th district Republican Congressman Steve King has made it clear he’ll vote against impeaching President Trump this week, but the three Democrats from Iowa who serve in the U.S. House have not announced how they’ll vote. About two dozen people gathered at the Iowa Republican Party headquarters this weekend to show their support of the president, according to Radio Iowa.
State Senator Brad Zaun of Urbandale said Democrats have been “disrespectful” of President Trump since the day he was elected. Zaun mentioned Iowa’s two new Democratic congresswomen — Abby Finkenauer of Dubuque and Cindy Axne of West Des Moines, who were elected in 2018. Zaun said he was very upset with what some representatives have done out there. Eric Branstad, a senior adviser to Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign in Iowa, also spoke. Branstad is the oldest son of former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, who’s now Trump’s Ambassador to China.
An improved price for gold is generating new interest in drilling in the Black Hills. At least five companies are currently drilling, or hope to be searching for gold. After being below $1,400 per ounce for several years, the price for gold has climbed above that level in recent months.
A noncredit course of instruction has been scheduled at a southeast Nebraska junior college for people who want to learn how to hunt turkeys. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission professionals and local hunting experts will be teaching at the Southeast Community College campus in Hebron. The classes will be held Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24.