Jindal visits Ames prior to Lincoln Dinner

By Matthew Rezab, [email protected]
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks at a town hall style breakfast at Oakwood Road Church in Ames on Saturday. The event was sponsored by the Story County GOP.

Matthew Rezab

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said he has not decided if he will run for president … yet.

The popular and sometimes controversial governor was in Ames on Saturday for a town hall style breakfast at the Oakwood Road Church hosted by the Story County GOP. U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) and conservative talk radio host Simon Conway also appeared and made remarks.

Jindal is in Iowa this weekend to attend the Iowa GOP’s Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines along with 10 other declared or potential presidential candidates.

The shortcomings of the current administration was a common theme throughout the morning.

“It seems like every time this president speaks or acts, he’s trying to divide us,” Jindal said. “He tries to divide us by age, by income [and] by geography.”

King said President Obama has deconstructed and attacked the Constitution, tried to replace Congress and ignored laws, some of which he signed into law himself. King did not give specifics.

Jindal told the crowd the biggest threat facing the United States is terrorism. He said there is a need to protect the homeland because terrorist are not just overseas. Jindal cited the recent shooting in Garland, Texas, as an example.

“I’m glad that law enforcement official, that hero, sent these two terrorists to the afterlife,” Jindal said.

Jindal staffer Henry Goodwin said the governor will make his decision in his own time.