Tag Archives: Joni Ernst

Sen. Joni Ernst: Ousting Of Cheney Is “Cancel Culture”

The Hill reports: Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), the only woman in Senate Republicans’ elected leadership team, compared efforts to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from leadership to “cancel culture,” and argued that the party should be focused on unifying heading into 2022. “I feel it’s OK to go ahead and express what you feel is right to express and, you …

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Joni Ernst Rants About “Liberal Fantasy Island” [VIDEO]

First, a reminder from Fox News: Sen. Joni Ernst, the vice chair of the Senate GOP conference, will lead a “prebuttal” Wednesday afternoon to President Biden’s joint address to Congress. Ernst, R-Iowa, and at least five other Republicans will deliver a series of speeches on the Senate floor to protest how Biden has handled his first 100 days and to …

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Joni Ernst To Lead GOP “Prebuttal” To Biden’s Address

Fox News reports: Sen. Joni Ernst, the vice chair of the Senate GOP conference, will lead a “prebuttal” Wednesday afternoon to President Biden’s joint address to Congress. Ernst, R-Iowa, and at least five other Republicans will deliver a series of speeches on the Senate floor to protest how Biden has handled his first 100 days and to accuse the Democrat …

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Ernst Blasts “Outrageous” Claims By Trump Lawyers

“To insinuate that Republican and Democratic candidates paid to throw off this election I think is absolutely outrageous, and I do take offense to that. “For those of us that do stand up and represent our states in a dignified manner, we believe in honesty. We believe in the integrity of our election system which is why I do believe …

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Iowa GOP Sen. Joni Ernst Projected To Hold Seat

The Iowa Gazette reports: Republican Joni Ernst, the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate in Iowa, on Tuesday became the first woman reelected to that federal post after surviving a scare by edging out Democrat Theresa Greenfield in a hard-fought and expensive 2020 political slugfest. With 86 percent of 1,661 precincts reporting, Ernst, 50, a retired soldier who previously …

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Greenfield +12 Over Ernst In New Iowa Senate Poll

Sioux City’s ABC News affiliate reports: Results from the recently conducted Nexstar Iowa 2020 RABA Research Poll are in, along with results from our two Iowa-based sister stations. Polling was done shortly after President Donald Trump announced he would fill the empty Supreme Court seat left by the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Poll takers were asked the question: Would …

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Greenfield +3 Over Ernst In Iowa US Senate Poll

The Des Moines Register reports: Democrat Theresa Greenfield leads Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst by 3 percentage points in a Senate race that appears to be among the most competitive in the country. With just over six weeks to Election Day, the new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows Greenfield leading 45% to 42% among likely voters. Another 3% say …

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GOP Sen. Joni Ernst Goes QAnon On COVID Death Toll

The Washington Post reports: When a man in the crowd of her Iowa campaign stop told Sen. Joni Ernst (R) on Monday that he believed the number of U.S. coronavirus deaths had been overcounted, Ernst replied that she too was “so skeptical.” “These health-care providers and others are reimbursed at a higher rate if COVID is tied to it, so …

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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% …

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#IStandWithRingo Trends After Sen. Joni Ernst Mocks Challenger For “Taking Basement Selfies” With Her Dog

“While I’m out there talking to folks about these Paycheck Protection Program opportunities when I’m talking to them about supports needed in our rural health care system, when I’m talking about supports necessary for child care so that moms and dads can get back to work, she’s been hiding in her basement taking selfies with her dog Ringo. So, you …

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Ernst Will Back Lame Duck Vote On SCOTUS Nominee

The Des Moines Register reports: Sen. Joni Ernst said Friday that the Senate should hold hearings on any Supreme Court nomination President Donald Trump might make this year, even if he loses November’s election. “If it is a lame-duck session, I would support going ahead with any hearings that we might have,” Ernst, a Republican, said during a taping of …

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Ernst: Obama Failed On Ebola, Trump Wins On COVID

The Independent reports: Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), when confronted with her previous criticisms of then-President Barack Obama’s handling of the Ebola outbreak in 2014, claimed on Sunday that President Donald Trump is “stepping forward” in his response to the coronavirus pandemic that’s now killed 130,000 Americans. During the 2014 midterm elections, Ernst joined a chorus of Republicans who exploited the …

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Ernst: We Would Try To Impeach Biden “Immediately”

Bloomberg News reports: Iowa Senator Joni Ernst warned Sunday that Republicans would immediately push to impeach Joe Biden over his work in Ukraine as vice president if he win the White House. “I think this door of impeachable whatever has been opened,” Ernst said in an interview with Bloomberg News. “Joe Biden should be very careful what he’s asking for …

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SURVEY: Vulnerable GOP Senators Continue To Slide

The Morning Consult reports: The most vulnerable Republican senators are not improving their standing in their home states ahead of a tough 2020 election cycle, while the field of potential Democratic challengers took shape and began to flex its muscle. Republicans representing Colorado, Arizona, North Carolina, Maine and Iowa all saw their net approval — the share of voters who …

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Sen. Joni Ernst Dodges On Trump Seeking Foreign Help

Iowa Starting Line reports: Three times in a row today, Sen. Joni Ernst dodged questions about whether it’s appropriate for a president to ask a foreign power to investigate a political rival. After a round of questions from a CNN reporter looking for a “yes” or “no” answer from Ernst, the senator walked away and talked with a few Iowans …

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Spox For GOP Sen. Joni Ernst Backpedals After Ernst Claims Kellyanne Conway Is Being “Removed” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Sen. Joni Ernst’s (R-IA) spokesperson said the lawmaker misspoke when she claimed White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is being “removed” from her post in the administration soon. While Ernst made the comments during an interview with NBC’s local Des Moines affiliate WHO-TV Sunday, the network included an editor’s note along with their coverage of Ernst’s comments noting her …

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Sen. Joni Ernst Reveals Being Raped In College [VIDEO]

Bloomberg reports: Republican Senator Joni Ernst says that she was raped in college by someone she knew and that her ex-husband physically abused her, making her one of the highest-profile women in her party to allege assaults in the era of the #MeToo movement. Ernst publicly disclosed the rape in an interview with Bloomberg News, which she decided to do …

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GOP Sen. Joni Ernst Divorces Because Husband’s Hatred Of Her “Any Successes” Cost Her Being Trump’s VP

The Guardian reports: The Iowa senator Joni Ernst has stated she turned down the opportunity to be Donald Trump’s vice-president because she believed her husband Gail “hated any successes I have”. In an affidavit filed as part of divorce proceedings with her husband of 26 years, Ernst states: “in the summer of 2016, I was interviewed by Candidate Trump to …

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GOP Sen. Joni Ernst Denounces Trump’s Anti-Trans Edict

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s new plan to ban transgender people from the military is running into opposition from a key ally: Iowa GOP Sen. Joni Ernst. In a statement, a spokeswoman for the veteran said Ernst has served with people “from all different backgrounds” and that gender is not a vital indicator of someone’s military prowess. “She believes what …

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Sen. Joni Ernst Pulls Out Of Trump Veepstakes

Trump is too extreme even for famed hog-castrator Joni Ernst: The GOP senator met with Trump on Monday and received effusive praise afterward, with Trump predicting he will “see her again.” But it likely won’t be as his running mate. “I made that very clear to him that I’m focused on Iowa. I feel that I have a lot more …

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