An Iowa state senator is turning his back on former President Donald Trump.
On Thursday, Jeff Reichman flipped his endorsement for president from Trump to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis after the former President lashed out at Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds.
“Iowa Republicans must be united if we are going to take our country back and reverse Joe Biden’s failures,” Jeff Reichman, a first-term state senator, said in a statement. “Governor DeSantis has achieved the same type of commonsense policy victories in Florida as we have in Iowa under Governor Kim Reynolds, and he will deliver historic success for the conservative movement as president as well.”
In March, the first term Iowa state senator was listed among roughly a dozen Iowa officials who the Trump campaign rolled out as early endorsers of the former president.
Gov. Reynolds has said she would remain neutral in the 2024 process so all candidates feel welcome to campaign in the state.
Reynolds appeared last week alongside DeSantis’s wife, Casey DeSantis at the launch of her “Mamas for DeSantis” initiative for the Florida governor’s presidential campaign.