Iowa Governor Vetoes Limit On Attorney General

James Tierney, a national expert on state attorneys general, said it is common for state attorneys general to join lawsuits against presidents of the opposing political party, but there have been more lawsuits against the Trump administration.

Tierney said Reynolds’ veto was the right thing to do, because the attorney general is supposed to be independent from the governor.

’The idea is to provide an independent legal authority that will speak for the people and not necessarily for any particular gubernatorial administration,,’ Tierney said.
— Iowa Public Radio