Politics Day: Department of Justice Says Whitaker's Appointment is Constitutional

Nov 15, 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice is saying that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker's appointment as attorney general is constitutional, despite the fact that he hasn't been confirmed by the U.S. Senate. 

During this hour of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Dennis Goldford and Rachel Caufield of Drake University about what we might expect from Whitaker, who is a graduate of the University of Iowa Law School and former U.S. Attorney for Iowa's Southern District.  

Other political topics discussed include Governor Kim Reynold's comments from Tuesday about Steve King's so-called racist rhetoric, what happens now that the Democrats have control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and what lessons we should take away from the midterm elections.