Top Iowa Democrat Gets Lynching Threat After Op-Ed

The Des Moines Register reports:

Iowa Democratic Party Chair Ross Wilburn received multiple threats, including one of lynching, after he penned an opinion piece critical of former President Donald Trump, he told the Des Moines Register.

Wilburn, a state representative from Ames, is the first Black chair of the Iowa Democratic Party. Wilburn authored an opinion piece titled “Iowa Republicans put loyalty to Trump over helping Iowans,” which the Des Moines Register published on its website Oct. 8 and on its print opinion page Oct. 9.

“The voicemails include very explicit language. Every other word was the ‘n-word,’” he said. Wilburn said he could not share more details about the contents of the calls because the investigation is pending.

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