Confidently, Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-IA) told Breitbart News, as the 2022 midterms approach, she is confident Republicans will win back the House, stating Democrats “are out of touch with what actually matters to American families.”
“Republicans have a ton of momentum going into the midterms. We aren’t slowing down, and we are going to take back the House in 2022,” Hinson said. “It’s our job to prosecute the destructive policies that are coming out of the administration right now, which are higher taxes, more government spending and control, and open borders as well.”
Iowa has played a role in making or breaking presidential campaigns as its primary is first in the election cycle. Hinson said that gauging the temperature on the ground does not look good for candidates in blue.
“I do know that Iowans are sick, absolutely sick, of the leftist agenda coming out of the Biden administration and Congress right now. We’re going to take back the House in 2022, the Senate, and then the White House in 2024,” she said.
According to Hinson, Iowan’s are concerned about inflation, immigration, and Critical Race Theory. These are issues Republicans primarily view as part of the failed, leftist experiments of the Democrats.
Hinson said the last time gas prices were this high; her 8-year-old was in diapers.
“We started sounding the alarm on this spending spigot months ago. When you look at the big infusion of cash — money the government doesn’t have for priorities Iowans and Americans don’t want — that’s exactly what’s contributing to this rising inflation — the highest rate we’re seeing in 13 years,” she said. “Inflation is a tax on working families.”
Hinson said those same families are more at risk under Biden’s immigration policies.
“I represent Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It’s the biggest city in my district. The number of migrants illegally who crossed the border in June is more than 50,000 more people in just one month than the entire population of Cedar Rapids,” she said, noting that drug cartels are heavily benefiting under Biden’s near-open border policy.
Hinson recently visited the unfinished border wall on the Texas/Mexico border, and she stated we must return to Trump’s border policies “because they worked.”
“Democrats moved to slash the funding for ICE and CBP instead of increasing it at a time when they are calling out for that help to make sure our border is safe and secure,” she said.
Iowa parents are not in favor of Critical Race Theory, Hinson said. The theory holds that the United States is racist by design because its Constitution and all of its other institutions emerged in a context where slavery was legal and has seeped into many of America’s most prominent institutions.
Hinson is not opposed to having constructive conversations on addressing the country’s past, and Critical Race Theory is not the best way to teach history.
“We need to be looking at solutions for our classrooms that respect parents’ wishes. Every parent that I’ve talked to believes critical race theory takes us in the wrong direction,” she said.
Five seats are needed for Republicans to regain control of the House in 2022. The outcome is favored in recent polls, as poor public opinion of Democrats is cited. The handling of immigration, crime, and other vital issues are the catalyst for potential change.