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Joni Ernst Challenges Pelosi and Biden On Vital Issues

One of our best Senators.

Image Credit: YouTube screenshot, PBS

Senator Joni Ernst, Republican of Iowa, is making news today, as she advances the conservative agenda on a number of fronts. Over the weekend, Monday, and Tuesday she took on Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, and the Democrat Senate. Not bad for three days.

FNC: “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leaving the door open to overturning the certified House election results in Iowa is hypocritical and unfair’, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, asserted on ‘Fox & Friends Weekend.’ Just six votes separated Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks from Democrat Rita Hart. Miller-Meeks’ win was certified after a recount process. Ernst pointed out that Hart appealed directly to the House Committee on Administration instead of further challenging the result in Iowa courts.”

“Rep. Miller-Meeks has been seated in Congress. She won this election,” Ernst said. “It was certified by Iowans … and now Nancy Pelosi, perhaps, will overturn it. And that is horribly unfair to the voters in the second district in Iowa, and we are pushing back. Because we know she would love to overturn this election,” Ernst said.

Ernst hit the Democrats in the Senate on their stated commitment to bipartisanship. “The Biden administration and Democrats have not shown a willingness to work across the aisle”, Ernst told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday. She was reacting to Senator Ben Cardin saying on a hot mic that Democrats will “most likely have to use reconciliation” to push a massive infrastructure package through Congress. So much for their words. As always, watch their actions.

Ernst: “Senator Cardin has normally been a very reasonable person and someone we’ve felt that we could work with. And, past Congresses, we have passed a bipartisan transportation highway infrastructure bill. But it sounds like the Democrats don’t have any intention of working with Republicans this year. As Senator Cardin said, they’re just going to ram it through, do what they want to do, and they don’t have to have Republican participation. It’s a sorry state that we’re in right now from an administration that has said they would be willing to work in a bipartisan manner and they haven’t shown that one bit.”

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And finally, on Monday Ernst spoke of the crisis at the border. “It’s a tragedy that seems to play on an endless loop. Unaccompanied children, and families, making perilous journeys at the hands of ruthless smugglers to enter the U.S. through our southern border – facing horrendous conditions, rape, dehydration, and other dangers. U.S. border patrol left overwhelmed, leaving it difficult to curb the tide of illegal narcotics and human trafficking, while keeping criminals and terrorists off America’s streets. Unfortunately, President Biden’s recent actions perpetuate this tragic playlist –signing a series of high-profile orders that strike a distinctly different tune when it comes to the security of our borders.”

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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