It was just a few minutes into last week’s Town Hall meeting at the Glenwood Senior Center when an Iowa woman hurled a stinging indictment at featured speaker Chuck Grassley, the five-term Republican senator who’s been trailing across western Iowa to dialogue with voters.
The woman’s question? Simple.
“Why the heck can’t Congress get anything done before vacation?” she asked, without identifying herself.
Grassley’s answer? Not so simple.
“That’s the way the Constitution was written,“ he said. “To make change very slow.”