Iowa Lawmaker Introduces ‘Suck It Up, Buttercup’ Bill in Response to Election-Related Protests
“I’ve seen four or five schools in other states that are establishing ‘cry zones’ where they’re staffed by state grief counselors and kids can come cry out their sensitivity to the election results,” said Rep. Bobby Kaufmann (R-Wilton) to the Des Moines Register. “I find this whole hysteria to be incredibly annoying. People have the right to be hysterical … on their own time.”
Kaufmann plans to introduce new legislation in January that he calls the “suck it up, buttercup” bill.
It would cut the budgets of state-funded universities that spend taxpayer dollars on election-related sit-ins and grief counseling beyond the usual amount related to students for double the amount that they spend on those activities, Kaufmann said.
The bill would also establish new criminal charges for protesters who shut down highways.