No communists in Congress
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, held a town hall meeting January 14, 2010, at Muscatine Community College and about 75 people turned out to participate in representative government.
Jim McCormick of Muscatine asked if Grassley had ever heard of the Democratic Socialists of America. The group, according to McCormick, believes the economy and society should be run democratically to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. McCormick said there are elected officials who are part of this group, which he said is un-American.
Grassley simply replied, “If your point is that members [of Congress] have Communist leanings, I can’t agree with that.”