Chuck Grassley Slams USDA For Anti-LGBT 4-H Policy

The Des Moines Register reports:

Sen. Chuck Grassley said Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture should not have pressured 4-H to rescind a policy welcoming LGBTQ members into the international youth organization. “Common sense tells me that that for 100 years … 4-H has been operating as a very competent organization and I don’t know of any federal interference in the past,” he said. “So why would you have it in this particular case?”

Acknowledging he wasn’t aware of “the control that USDA has over the 4-H,” he said he believes that the group “should be relatively free of government control.” 4-H is a congressionally authorized youth program that is subsidizedthrough a combination of federal, state and local funds. Private donors work with state-level 4-H Foundation groups to support the program’s more than 6 million members.

My first report on this cruelty is here.