Iowa Governor Reynolds Joins Republican Governors on Texas Border Tour – WIZM 92.3FM 1410AM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will travel to Texas to join nine other Republican governors on a visit to the Mexican border on Wednesday.
The cost of the trip will be shared between Iowa taxpayers and a group of nonprofit Republican governors.
Reynolds spokesperson Alex Murphy said the trip is an official visit and taxpayers will pay around $ 500 for accommodation for Reynolds and accompanying staff.
The Republican Governors’ Public Policy Committee will fund transportation to Texas. Murphy did not immediately respond to questions about whether Reynolds was flying and, if so, whether she was taking a private plane and who owned the plane.
Reynolds’ office did not provide further details on the 2,400 mile round trip, but a press release from Idaho Gov. Brad Little’s office said it was a visit to the border “to witness firsthand the crisis, reveal proposed solutions, and once again calls on President Joe Biden to act to secure the border immediately.”
Reynolds and other Republican governors across the country have focused on border issues and criticized Democrat Joe Biden for his immigration policies.
On Wednesday, Reynolds will join Republican governors from Texas, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, Georgia, Nebraska, Ohio and Oklahoma for border events.