DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A group has taken out a billboard ad down the block from Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Des Moines offices calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman to allow an independent investigation of the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia.
The digital billboard around the corner from Grassley’s regional office in Des Moines began displaying the ad on Monday. Between images of President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the message reads, “Sen. Grassley: America needs an independent investigation.”
The political action committee 4DPAC paid $1,100 to flash the message for a week above Court Avenue, a busy downtown street lined with bars and restaurants that is a half-block from Grassley’s office in a federal building.
Jim Arkedis, a former Defense Department intelligence analysist who heads the PAC, says it took out the ad because it wants Grassley to know his constituents really care about the issue.