Joni Ernst At RNC: Joe Biden Will Ban Farm Animals

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.