In a heated exchange with reporters, Governor Branstad today defended GOP lawmakers for approving $150,000 in transition expenses for Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds as she assumes the governorship.
Democrats called the appropriation extravagant in a year when budgets are being cut across state government.
But Branstad compared the fund to past transition appropriations.
“The same Democrats when they controlled everything, gave $170,000 for [Gov. Chet] Culver's transition,” Branstad said.
His voice rising higher, Branstad implied that sexism was involved.