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  • Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad

    07/08/2020 8:15:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 08 2020 | Marina Pitofsky
    The Lincoln Project, a Republican super PAC, in a new ad slammed some of President Trump’s top GOP allies in the Senate, accusing a slate of Republican lawmakers of “cowardice” and “betrayal.” The ad, released Wednesday, states, “Someday soon, the time of Trump will pass. This circus of incompetence, corruption and cruelty will end. When it does, the men and women in Trump’s Republican Party will come to you, telling you they can repair the damage he’s done. They’ll beg you to forgive their votes to exonerate Trump from his crimes, ask you to forgive their silence, their cowardice and...
  • How Joni Ernst's New Bill Would Help End Anarchy in the Streets

    06/26/2020 7:09:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 6/26/2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    It's time to stop the anarchy. And Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) believes one way to do that is to threaten to withhold funds from any cities or states that continue to let rioters rule the streets. The Ending Taxpayer Funding of Anarchy Act is pretty self-explanatory. "For fiscal year 2021, and each fiscal year thereafter, a State or political subdivision of a State that is an anarchist jurisdiction at any time during a fiscal year may not receive Federal financial assistance from an executive agency during that fiscal year," the bill reads. “Anarchy cannot continue on our streets," Sen. Ernst...
  • GOP senator joins support for Flake in contentious Arizona primary [Joni Ernst! Aargh!]

    09/03/2017 2:01:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/30/17 | Josh Delk
    A Senate Republican is standing up for a GOP colleague in his contentious reelection bid, despite opposition from President Trump. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) will speak at a Phoenix fundraiser for Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) in support of the senator's reelection campaign against a pro-Trump challenger, according to Ernst will appear at a Young Republicans meet-and-greet event on Sept. 7, followed by a "Women for Flake" fundraiser the next day, Flake's campaign told the paper.
  • 2 GOP senators [Willard] say rape allegation against Trump should be investigated [tr] [ed]

    06/26/2019 6:27:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 120 replies
    CNN ^ | June 25, 2019 | Ted Barrett and Kristin Wilson
    Two Republican senators said Tuesday the rape allegation made against President Donald Trump by writer E. Jean Carroll should be explored to determine the veracity of the allegation against the President -- even as many Senate Republicans sidestepped questions over the matter and defended Trump. Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa said both Trump and Carroll should be questioned about the alleged assault. "I think anybody that makes an accusation like that, they should come forward," Ernst said when asked if Carroll should be believed. "But obviously there has to be some additional information. They need to interview her. They need...
  • Sen. Ernst: President Has 'a Number of Flaws'

    04/19/2017 10:05:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    en. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said President Donald Trump has "a number of flaws" but she supports many of his policies. When asked about Trump's comments about women and the disabled, she said, "Would you say they're character flaws? I think it's more than character flaws. Well, and I think that we have a president that has a number of flaws," she said at a Tuesday town hall meeting in Iowa, according to KTIV in Wall Lake, Iowa. She then said she and the president share the same opinions on a number of policy issues. "I think I support a majority...
  • GOP senator: Trump should spend less time at Mar-a-Lago

    04/18/2017 12:22:11 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 124 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/18/2017 | Max Greenwood
    Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said on Tuesday that President Trump's frequent trips to his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida bother not only her, but other members of the Republican caucus. "I do wish he would spend more time in Washington, D.C.," Ernst said during a town hall meeting. "That's what we have the White House for." Since he took office, Trump has spent seven out of the last 13 weekends at his self-described "Southern White House" in Palm Beach. The visits have stirred controversy, in part because of the enormous costs associated with such frequent travel. One estimate of the weekend...
  • GOP senators break with Trump over transgender troop ban

    07/26/2017 10:39:55 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 184 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/26/2017 | John Bowden
    Multiple Republican senators broke with President Trump on Wednesday after he announced on Twitter than transgender troops would be banned from serving in the military. In separate statements, GOP Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Joni Ernst (Iowa), Richard Shelby (Ala.), and Orrin Hatch (Utah) all criticized Trump for his decision that Obama-era rules allowing transgender troops to serve would be reversed. McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, ripped the call and said that Trump shouldn't be making policy announcements via tweet. “The President’s tweet this morning regarding transgender Americans in the military is yet another example of why major...
  • Trouble looms for Republican incumbent Joni Ernst in Iowa Senate race: Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll

    06/15/2020 6:24:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/15/2020 | Naomi Lim
    Republican Sen. Joni Ernst is trailing her Democratic challenger for Iowa's Senate seat, putting a once-safe GOP race in doubt, according to an early poll.Ernst, 49, has support from 43% of likely Iowa voters compared to 46% who told Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll researchers they'd cast a ballot for Democrat Theresa Greenfield. Another 7% remain undecided.J. Ann Selzer, whose firm Selzer & Co. conducted the poll, said this was the first survey fielded since Ernst, a President Trump ally, first ran for the Senate in 2014, which showed her behind her opponent.“Symbolically, that's certainly meaningful, even if Theresa...
  • Campaign to Limit Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Gathers Momentum in Senate

    03/07/2020 6:50:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | March 7, 2020 Updated: March 7, 2020 | MARK TAPSCOTT
    WASHINGTON—Republican Senators Joni Ernst of Iowa and Mike Braun of Indiana are proposing to limit the federal tax credit for electric vehicles (EVs) to those costing $45,000 or less and end the subsidy entirely for affluent buyers. Depending on the price of the EV purchased, the tax credit allows buyers to deduct between $2,500 and $7,500 from their federal taxes. The credit first went into effect in 2011. “Iowa taxpayers shouldn’t be footing the bill for millionaires to get a discount on luxury cars. That’s why I’ve been working hard to get the EV tax credit off the books,” Ernst...
  • Senate Democrats Insist Babies Born Alive After Abortions Should Be Left To Die

    02/14/2020 8:14:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 14, 2020 | Krystina Skurk
    Why should one baby down the hall be given care while another is left to die? Sen. Joni Ernst asked the Senate Judiciary Committee. Not one Democrat in the room could answer the question. The Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act is not about restricting abortions but about giving newborns a chance to survive no matter where they are born, said Sen. Ben Sasse, the bill’s lead co-sponsor, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday.During the hearing, called “The Infant Patient: Ensuring Appropriate Medical Care for Children Born Alive,” Republican senators questioned why a baby born in a hospital should be treated...
  • Republicans’ Emerging Defense: Trump’s Actions Were Bad, but Not Impeachable

    02/03/2020 3:47:35 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 120 replies
    NYT ^ | Feb 2, 2020 | Emily Cochrane
    WASHINGTON — Even as they are set to acquit President Trump in his impeachment trial this week, Senate Republicans appear to be increasingly breaking with his defense that he did nothing wrong. © Erin Schaff/The New York Times “I think he shouldn’t have done it — I think it was wrong,” said Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, center right. “Inappropriate, was the way I’d say it. Improper, crossing the line.” On Sunday, Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who was a key vote against calling witnesses in the Senate trial, expanded upon his criticism that Mr. Trump was “crossing the line”...
  • Sen. Joni Ernst says impeaching Joe Biden was ‘just a hypothetical’

    02/03/2020 12:41:21 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | Feb. 3, 2020
    Sen. Joni Ernst said Monday that she was only speaking “hypothetically” when she suggested over the weekend that former vice president Joe Biden could be impeached if he was elected over supposed misconduct in Ukraine. “It wasn’t directed specifically at him. But just a hypothetical. I think we have to be judicious as members of Congress, especially when it comes to something so important,” the Iowa Republican told reporters outside the Senate chamber. Ernst offered her clarification during a break from closing arguments in President Trump’s impeachment trial, which was sparked by Trump asking Ukraine to investigate Biden and his...
  • A GOP New Plan: If Joe Biden Wins, Impeach Him Immediately Over Ukraine

    02/03/2020 9:28:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    This weekend, Joe Biden said that the ongoing impeachment follies “haven’t shaken his faith” in working with Republicans. We’ll need to check back with him later and see if that includes Joni Ernst. While Uncle Joe was talking about reaching across the aisle, the Iowa Senator did an interview with Bloomberg News this weekend. In it, she suggested that if Joe Biden somehow wins the nomination and then replaces Donald Trump in the Oval Office, he could potentially face immediate impeachment over his son Hunter’s activities at Burisma in Ukraine. Iowa Senator Joni Ernst warned Sunday that Republicans could...
  • GOP senator warns Republicans would ‘immediately’ push to impeach Biden if he wins presidency

    02/02/2020 3:43:06 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 2, 2020 | Caitlin Yilek
    Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst said Republicans would waste no time trying to impeach Joe Biden if he wins the White House. “I think this door of impeachable whatever has been opened,” Ernst toldBloomberg News on Sunday. “Joe Biden should be very careful what he’s asking for because, you know, we can have a situation where if it should ever be President Biden, that immediately, people, right the day after he would be elected would be saying, ‘Well, we’re going to impeach him.’” Ernst, 49, said Biden, 77, would be impeached “for being assigned to take on Ukrainian corruption yet turning...
  • Top GOP Senators Dismiss Bolton Allegation That Trump Sought Ukraine Quid Pro Quo

    01/27/2020 2:09:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/27/2020 | BY ZACHARY STIEBER
    Top Republican senators dismissed leaked details from former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s upcoming book, saying the allegations were not new.“There’s nothing new here. It does seem to be an effort to sell books,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), the No. 3 Republican in the Senate, told reporters in Washington on Monday.“The basic dynamic of the obligation of the House to take the time they have to put a case together doesn’t change. I don’t think it changes any fundamental information, nor does it change the basic case that the House has to put the case together,” added Sen. Roy...
  • HUGE REVELATION: Democrats on House Impeachment Team VOTED AGAINST the Aid Package for Ukraine They Want to Impeach Trump Over

    01/26/2020 1:13:55 PM PST · by rhett october
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 26 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump waited 55 days before releasing taxpayer-funded US aid to the Ukrainian government in 2019. Democrats want you to believe this was a “crime or misdemeanor”. BUT NOW THERE’S THIS… Those same Democrats on the House Impeachment Team VOTED AGAINST the aid package to the Ukraine last year!
  • HUGE REVELATION: Democrats on House Impeachment Team VOTED AGAINST the Aid Package for Ukraine They Want to Impeach Trump Over (VIDEO)

    01/26/2020 9:52:38 AM PST · by hapnHal · 35 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | January 26, 2020  | Jim Hoft
    The Democrat Party and their colleagues in the liberal mainstream media want to impeach President Trump for not sending lethal aid to the Ukraine quick enough. President Trump waited 55 days before release taxpayer-funded US aid to the Ukrainian government in 2019. Democrats want you to believe this was a crime or misdemeanor.BUT NOW THERE’S THIS… Those same Democrats on the House Impeachment Team VOTED AGAINST the aid package to the Ukraine last year!Three of the House Impeachment Managers voted AGAINST Aid to Ukraine. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) all voted against the bill that included...
  • Joni Ernst calls out Democrats over aid to Ukraine: 'Hypocrisy is on full display'

    01/25/2020 4:30:31 AM PST · by gattaca · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2020 | Brie Stimson
    Democrats' claim that the Trump administration broke America's promise to protect Ukraine from Russia by withholding military aid is just an example of the party's hypocrisy, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, claimed Thursday. "The Democratic House ManagersÂ’ hypocrisy is on full display," Ernst wrote on Twitter on Thursday evening, after Day 3 of Trump's Senate impeachment trial. "TheyÂ’ve spent most of their time lecturing the Senate on aid to Ukraine, yet four of them voted AGAINST legislation that provided the very same aid theyÂ’re lecturing us on." Joni Ernst âś” @SenJoniErnst The Democratic House ManagersÂ’ hypocrisy is on full display: theyÂ’ve...
  • Sen. Joni Ernst Says White House Impeachment Counsel ‘Entirely Shredded The Case’ Against Trump

    01/25/2020 12:00:50 PM PST · by kevcol · 99 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 25, 2020 | Henry Rodgers
    Republican Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst on Saturday reacted to the White House counsel’s defense against impeaching President Donald Trump, saying they “shredded” the House managers’ case in just two hours. “Within two hours I thought that the White House Counsel and their team entirely shredded the case that has been presented by the house managers,” Ernst said to reporters on Capitol Hill after listening to Trump’s lawyers.
  • GOP senators introduce resolution to change rules, dismiss impeachment without articles

    01/06/2020 1:28:53 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 6, 2019 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Roughly a dozen GOP senators want to change the Senate’s rules and allow for lawmakers to dismiss articles of impeachment against President Trump before the House sends them over. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the resolution on Monday, arguing the Senate's impeachment rules do not envision a scenario where the House would delay transmitting articles against a president, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has done. "The Constitution gives the Senate sole power to adjudicate articles of impeachment, not the House. If Speaker Pelosi is afraid to try her case, the articles should be dismissed for failure to prosecute and Congress...