Bruce Braley is trying to win back Iowa farmers after he disparaged them in comments recorded earlier this year — now, he’s claiming to be one of them. One problem: Braley, a lawyer, doesn’t own any farmland or participate in any farming operations.
“So am I,” Braley appears to say, while shaking a child’s hand.
“So is Grassley,” the attendee responds, referencing Braley’s slight of the state’s Republican senator from January, in which he called Grassley “a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school.” Braley reiterated that he is also a farmer.
Braley’s campaign has since issued a statement saying the congressman misheard the woman in the parade and thought she said “We’re for farmers,” to which Braley said he is too.