(Des Moines) The Governor is standing by his head of the Department of Human Services.
Terry Branstad says Chuck Palmer is not to blame for the treatment of kids at the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo. And, the Governor says he has no plans to ask for Palmer’s resignation.
“I think it’s a very difficult job to be the Director of the Department of Human Services,” stated Branstad. “He’s uniquely qualified for this position and he’s handled it very well over a lot of years and handled a lot of difficult situations.”
Governor Branstad says the administrators and “the culture” of the juvenile home are to blame for alleged mistreatment of girls there.
Iowa Radio Network