The week in Iowa | Govt-and-politics
Stepping aside: State Sen. Rob Hogg, a Cedar Rapids Democrat who has been in the Iowa Legislature nearly two decades, announced he will not seek reelection in 2022.
Supreme Court: U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst called it a hypothetical, but did not rule out the potential for a Republican-controlled Senate to once again block a Democratic president’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee at any point in 2024.
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Iowan arrested over Capitol attack
The FBI arrested an Iowa man and his adult son after they discussed on social media their involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, court records show. Daryl Johnson, 50, of St. Ansgar and 29-year-old Daniel Johnson of Austin, Minnesota, were arrested separately by agents. An FBI affidavit quotes Daniel Johnson as writing “We stormed capitol hill” to a contact on Facebook on Jan. 6. The two are charged with entering and remaining in a…