Iowa’s Ames Tribune reports:
Sen. Joni Ernst spoke of her military experience and praised President Donald Trump’s response to the windstorm that struck Iowa two weeks ago during her Wednesday night Republican National Convention speech. Ernst said she worked with Trump to scrap President Barack Obama’s Waters of the United States rule, which she said “would have regulated about 97% of land in Iowa — in some cases, even puddles.” PolitiFact has previously found that claim to be “mostly false.”
She also claimed former Vice President Joe Biden would “essentially ban animal agriculture,” which the Biden campaign quickly disputed. Ernst faces a competitive reelection race against Democrat Theresa Greenfield this fall. A June Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll showed Greenfield leading Ernst with 46% of likely voters to 43%, within the poll’s margin of error.
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), without evidence, suggests Democrats “would essentially ban animal agriculture and eliminate gas-powered cars.” pic.twitter.com/UcYxinTOti
— The Recount (@therecount) August 27, 2020
Joni Ernst: “The Democratic Party of Joe Biden is pushing this so-called Green New Deal. If given power, they would essentially ban animal agriculture and eliminate gas-powered cars.” 🧐
— Amanda Terkel (@aterkel) August 27, 2020
— Lauren Dillon (@llcdillon) August 27, 2020
Iowa @senjoniernst just told the #GOPConvention that @JoeBiden would “ban animal agriculture and eliminate gas-powered cars.” If you believe this garbage, vote GOP. If not, help send Theresa @GreenfieldIowa to the US Senate. #IASen https://t.co/Bx7q42qM4w
— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) August 27, 2020
My opponent @joniernst just wrapped up her speech at the RNC and one thing is clear: Iowans deserve better than Joni Ernst.
— Theresa Greenfield (@GreenfieldIowa) August 27, 2020