Rick Santorum and Louisiana Governor
Bobby Jindal will board the “No Wiggins Bus Tour” when it departs
The 17-city tour is part of the
campaign to oust Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins, one of the
seven judges whose unanimous 2009 ruling brought gay marriage to the
Wiggins faces a nonpartisan retention
vote on November's ballot. In 2010, social conservatives, angry over
the gay marriage decision, axed three judges from the bench. The
remaining three justices are up for retention votes in 2016.
The bus tour was announced earlier this
month by The FAMiLY LEADER President Bob Vander Plaats.
Co-sponsoring the tour are the National Organization for Marriage
(NOM) and CatholicVote.org.
Santorum will join the tour for stops
in Des Moines, Pella and Ottumwa on Monday. Jindal will board the
bus on Wednesday.
“It is obviously clear the people's
Constitution gives the judicial branch the least power, and yet these
appointed judges continuously legislate from the bench whether it is
gay marriage in Iowa, collective bargaining in Wisconsin, or
resulting in the death of millions of lives caused by the opinion of
Roe v. Wade,” Santorum said in a statement.
Jindal added: “From the top of the
ticket on down, our freedoms and values are at stake. It's critical
we do everything we can to encourage conservatives to go to the polls
and vote to uphold our values, freedoms and constitutional rights.”