Iowa Lawmaker Proposes ‘Suck It Up, Buttercup’ Bill Following President-Elect Protests

DES MOINES, Iowa -- An Iowa lawmaker is urging anyone who's unhappy with the president-elect to "suck it up."

Representative Bobby Kaufmann is proposing what he calls the "suck it up, buttercup" bill.

He says protests on Interstate 80 last week sparked the idea. The bill would clarify state laws about highway protests.

It would also fine schools that use tax dollars to support what he calls "cry rooms" for students upset about the outcome of an election.

“You've got a right to be a brat,” said Representative Kaufmann. “You've got a right to protest, that's constitutionally protected.  But you do not have a right to throw a temper tantrum on Interstate 80 and put my constituent’s lives in danger.”

Representative Kaufmann says he thinks his bill could inspire a national movement.