Iowa Governor Terry Branstad pushed back against complaints that former Department of Public Safety Brian London didn't get enough time to demonstrate his leadership.
Branstad, speaking from Japan on a trade mission, said, "I think we gave him plenty of chances. In fact, there are a lot of people who said we should have gotten rid of him sooner."
London complained last Friday in an interview with the Cedar Rapids Gazette that his time in Iowa will ruin his career, since he left after just 11 months on the job amid numerous complaints from employees about his abrasive leadership style.
Branstad said, "Although, Brian London has a great resume, there was a lot of turmoil and a lot of problems in that department that I think Larry Noble is already addressing in a very effective way."
Noble took over for London. He previously held the job before retiring to spend time on family matters.