Senator Matt McCoy, ranking member of the Senate Government Oversight Committee, sent a letter to Governor Kim Reynolds today which said:
“In light of recent events, including the deaths Sabrina Ray and Natalie Finn, Iowans need new leadership at the Department of Human Services. We need a human services director whose first priority is protecting vulnerable Iowans, not providing cover for the staffing cuts that have contributed to the horrendous abuse of Iowa children.
“That’s why I call on you to fire DHS Director Chuck Palmer today. He must be replaced by a fearless, outspoken advocate who will do everything possible to make Iowa a safe state for children again.”