Smith Calls on Fitzgerald to Divest of Russian Securities

Statement from Roby Smith

Today State Senator Roby Smith called on State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald to assess any potential investments in Russian securities within public funds controlled by the State of Iowa and take action to divest of those holdings.

“In light of Vladimir Putin’s abhorrent and completely unprovoked attack on the sovereign nation of Ukraine, the State of Iowa needs to strategically divest of any Russian securities it may hold and prevent any future investment with Iowa’s public funds.”