Vilsack Mentioned as Possible Clinton VP Running Mate
Grassley: “If she wanted Vilsack to have an impact on agriculture it would be better to leave him as Secretary of Agriculture, I say he has done a pretty good job as Secretary of Agriculture. As Vice President he would be involved in everything and it would de-emphasize his role in agriculture.”
Grassley says the same of Mike Pence, who strongly defended Hoosier farmers as a former Indiana congressman, especially on trade, versus Donald Trump’s anti-trade deal stance today. But on regulatory overreach, Republican Grassley contrasts the two tickets this way.
Grassley: “Hilary Clinton is going to go down the same road — probably more vigorously than Obama did. If Trump is president he is going to retract a lot of the things that Obama put on.”
Grassley says agriculture will be pushing hard again in a new congress and administration to repeal the EPA’s “Waters of the U.S.” Rule.