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  • These are the 15 Republican senators who voted to pass federal gun safety legislation

    06/24/2022 1:54:11 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 11:44 PM ET, Thu June 23, 2022 | Ali Zaslav
    1. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Senate minority leader 2. Roy Blunt of Missouri 3. Richard Burr of North Carolina 4. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia 5. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana 6. Susan Collins of Maine 7. John Cornyn of Texas 8. Joni Ernst of Iowa 9. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina 10. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska 11. Rob Portman of Ohio 12. Mitt Romney of Utah 13. Thom Tillis of North Carolina 14. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania 15. Todd Young of Indiana
  • GOP Sen. Ernst: ‘We Need to Cut Off Russian Energy Sources’

    02/28/2022 10:29:28 AM PST · by rktman · 70 replies ^ | 2/28/2022 | Trent Baker
    Sunday on FNC’s “Fox News Live,” Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) emphasized the importance of doing everything possible to “allow the Ukrainians freedom and democracy.” Ernst called Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression “absolutely unacceptable.” She added that the United States needs to do more to provide lethal aid to the Ukrainians,” including cutting off Russia’s energy sources. “[T]his is heartbreaking, Bret,” Ernst said in response to Putin ordering his country’s nuclear forces to be on high alert. “And as I’ve asked point to many viewers before, I spent some time in Ukraine while it was part of the Soviet Union in...
  • Sen. Ernst: Biden Won, ‘Our Nation Needs to Heal’ by Working Together

    06/11/2021 11:59:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 101 replies
    breitbart ^ | 06/11/2021 | Pam Key
    Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) said Friday on ABC’s “The View” that the questions over the 2020 presidential election were over and that Joe Biden is president. Co-host Joy Behar said, “Senator, I have another question. The majority of Republicans still cling to the delusion that Donald Trump won the election because of false voter fraud claims. Trump reportedly believes he’ll be reinstated as president by August. Talk about a moron. But in real life, the so-called Arizona audits are a laughing stock. We all know that. He shut down his blog supposedly due to lack of interest. Last week he...
  • Joni Ernst Compares Liz Cheney Ouster to ‘Cancel Culture’

    05/10/2021 6:31:42 PM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 94 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Jacob Bliss
    ‘ She added, “unfortunately, I think there are those that are trying to silence others in the party,” The Republican told reporters on Monday, “I feel it’s OK to go ahead and express what you feel is right to express and, you know, cancel culture is cancel culture no matter how you look at it.”
  • Ernst: With the Right Mix of Policies, We Can Address the Child Care Crisis

    03/01/2021 1:49:38 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 34 replies
    The Iowa Torch ^ | 03/01/21 | Joni Ernst
    Access to quality, affordable child care is hard to come by—particularly in Iowa’s rural areas—and our kiddos and working parents are paying the price. As a mom who has been in those situations, I’m going to keep pushing at the federal level to help tackle this crisis. While I was out on my 99 County Tour, I visited Inman Primary School, a new daycare in my hometown of Red Oak. It’s a beautiful facility, and during my tour and discussion with the folks there, it was clear how important it is to our working families in the area. In addition...
  • Few Republicans push back against false claims about the election

    11/20/2020 10:08:17 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 64 replies
    See BS ^ | Nov 20, 2020 | Grace Segers
    Few Republicans have spoken out publicly against President Trump's refusal to concede the election he definitively lost, as he and his legal team continue to promote baseless claims of voter fraud. Mr. Trump's campaign has launched lawsuits in several states won by President-elect Joe Biden alleging voting discrepancies, but nearly all of these challenges have been unsuccessful. Nonetheless, the president's legal team has continued to baselessly claim that fraud occurred. In a rambling, often incoherent news conference on Thursday, the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani falsely said that Democrats were attempting to steal the election... But a few Senate Republicans...
  • Sen. Ernst Trashes Sidney Powell: "Offensive" To Insinuate Republicans, Democrats Paid To Rig System

    11/20/2020 6:52:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 123 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 20, 2020 | By Ian Schwartz
    Sen. Joni Ernst called Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell's comment that candidates "paid to have the system rigged" in their elections "offensive" and "absolutely outrageous." In an interview Thursday, Ernst said claims of voter fraud are discouraging to voters and may hurt Republican turnout in the Georgia runoff races because Trump voters doubt the system. "That is an offensive comment for those of us that do stand up and represent our state in a dignified manner," Ernst said. "We believe in honesty... to insinuate that Republican and Democratic candidates paid to throw off this election I think is absolutely outrageous....
  • Senator Joni Ernst Wins Re-Election, Defeats Theresa Greenfield

    11/03/2020 8:57:23 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 34 replies
    WHO13 ^ | 11/3/2020 | WHO 13 Digital Staff
    IOWA — Senator Joni Ernst will return to the US Senate for a second term, according to WHO 13 Insider Jerry Crawford. Ernst is the projected winner in a hotly contested against Democrat Theresa Greenfield. The race was one of the most expensive in Iowa history. Ernst was first elected to the US Senate in 2014 when she defeated former Congressman Bruce Braley. Stay with WHO 13 News for continuing coverage of election night 2020 as more races are called and the balance of power in the Washington, D.C. and the Iowa State Capitol are decided.
  • Veterans call out Greenfield for ignoring Ernst’s military service ( Iowa )

    10/05/2020 1:19:03 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 19 replies
    Voice of Alexandria ^ | October 2, 2020 | James Lynch
    Military veterans are calling on Democratic U.S. candidate Theresa Greenfield to take down a television ad they say demeans Sen. Joni Ernst’s 23 years in the Army Reserves and National Guard. In the ad, Greenfield says she’s proud of her son, Dane, who recently re-enlisted in the Army for another six years. “And that’s why I’m running for the Senate because it’s time we have a senator who serves the people instead of the corporate interests who fund their campaigns,” Greenfield says. For Kipp Lenth of Pleasant Hill and other veterans, Greenfield’s ad “shamelessly dismisses the service record of our...
  • 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...
  • How Did an Al Qaeda Leader in Iraq Become an American Citizen Living in Phoenix?

    02/14/2020 9:29:44 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies ^ | February 14, 2020 | Katie Pavlich
    In January the FBI arrested Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri in Phoenix, Arizona after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Al-Nouri was an Al Qaeda leader in Iraq and was on the run for the murder of Iraqi police officers in Al-Fallujah. "According to the information provided by the Government of Iraq in support of its extradition request, Ahmed served as the leader of a group of Al-Qaeda terrorists in Al-Fallujah, Iraq, which planned operations targeting Iraqi police. Ahmed and other members of the Al-Qaeda group allegedly shot and killed a first lieutenant in the Fallujah Police Directorate and a...
  • A Republican senator hints at gutting Social Security ‘behind closed doors’ [fake: Joni Ernst]

    09/08/2019 7:47:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sep. 6, 2019 10:40 AM | Michael Hiltzik
    Republicans in Congress have never been good at hiding their intentions to gut Social Security. In recent years, GOP luminaries from Senate Majority Leader Mich McConnell of Kentucky down through Sen. Marcio Rubio of Florida and former House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin have talked about the need to slash “entitlements” because, you know, the cost of programs such as Social Security and Medicare is driving the federal deficit, leaving so little room for tax-cut handouts to the wealthy. Now Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) has added her voice to the discussion, with an added fillip. During a town hall appearance...
  • Republicans demand Trump face rape investigation

    06/27/2019 11:11:14 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 110 replies
    The Independent via Yahoo News ^ | 6/27/2019 | Tom Embury-Dennis
    <p>Two Republican senators have split from their colleagues in calling for Donald Trump’s alleged rape of the author E. Jean Carroll to be investigated. Carrol, an advice columnist for Elle magazine, claims in an upcoming book about “hideous men” in her life that the US president forced himself on her in a changing room at New York’s Bergdorf Goodman department store in 1995 or 1996. She describes a “colossal struggle” in which Mr Trump entered her “halfway – or completely, I’m not certain”.</p>
  • 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...
  • Republican Senators Souring On Trump’s Federal Reserve Pick Stephen Moore

    04/30/2019 3:52:33 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 33 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 4/30/19 | Lydia O'Connor
    Republican senators on Tuesday began vocalizing their opposition to Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, amid widespread criticism that the economic commentator is unfit for the job. Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) both told reporters that they’re not confident in Moore, whom many economists have called out as a partisan pick more known for promoting conservative fiscal policy than for having any economic expertise. Ernst, the first Republican to speak out, told CNN it was “very unlikely” that she’d support Moore’s nomination and that she didn’t believe he would be...
  • Dems sound alarm over top DOJ nominee

    04/10/2019 5:05:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 10, 2019 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Senate Democrats are raising objections to President Trump’s pick for the No. 2 post at the Justice Department (DOJ) over his potential role in the Mueller report’s release and investigations into the president. Jeffrey Rosen, a DOJ outsider who would succeed Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general, was attacked by Senate Democrats at a confirmation hearing Wednesday, with senators calling into question his qualifications and what involvement he would have overseeing any probes stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. And Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) was among those who repeatedly pressed Rosen over what the Utah senator viewed as Justice...
  • College-entrance case ensnares Obama family’s tennis instructor

    03/12/2019 3:17:22 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 56 replies
    A college tennis coach who also served as the personal instructor for former first lady Michelle Obama and her daughter, Malia, was among the 46 people charged by federal authorities in a sweeping college admissions bribery case announced Tuesday. According to the indictment unsealed Tuesday by federal prosecutors in Massachusetts, Gordon Ernst, the women’s tennis coach at the University of Rhode Island, is accused of conspiracy to commit racketeering during the years he served as a tennis coach at Georgetown University. There is no suggestion that Malia, a sophomore at Harvard, was implicated in the scandal in any way. Between...
  • Joni Ernst says she turned down chance to be Donald Trump's vice-president

    01/22/2019 5:49:25 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 76 replies
    MSN/The Guardian ^ | January 22, 2019 | Ben Jacobs
    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 be vice president of the United States. I turned Candidate Trump down, knowing it wasn’t the right thing for me or my family. “I continued to make sacrifices and not soar higher out of concern for Gail and our family,” she added. The...
  • GOP senator: We would prefer to keep border open

    11/25/2018 11:39:24 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/18 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said Sunday she would rather not see the U.S.-Mexico border close despite threats by President Trump to prevent certain groups of migrants from crossing into the U.S. "We would prefer that we keep it open, so let's work really hard to make sure that we're addressing the asylum seekers before they actually come over the border," Ernst said on CNN's "State of the Union."The Iowa Republican was responding to Trump's suggestion that he may close the southern border if Mexico does not agree to hold migrants while the U.S. processes their asylum claims. "I think the...
  • 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...