Joni Ernst: Iowans Tired of Pelosi’s Impeachment ‘Games’

In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaks to reporters following a town hall meeting in Charles City, Iowa. Prominent Republican women say they’re frustrated by President Donald Trump’s handling of abuse charges against men in the White House’s midst. Ernst, said on CNN that she’s …
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Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Thursday, saying that Iowans are tired of her “playing” impeachment “games.”

Sen. Ernst criticized House Speaker Pelosi for suggesting she was unwilling to answer a CNN reporter who questioned if it is acceptable for President Donald Trump to pressure foreign countries to interfere in an American election.

During the interview, Sen. Ernst said, “We have a picture that’s painted by media,” and the Senate Intelligence Committee and other committees “will sort it out without media interdiction.”

Citing Sen. Ernst’s interview with CNN, Pelosi said that “Republicans are refusing to answer the simplest question.”

“American elections should be decided by Americans, not by ‘favors’ from foreign governments,” Pelosi said, referring to President Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky:

Sen. Ernst responded, saying Iowans want Pelosi to stop “playing” impeachment “political games” and pass useful legislation, such as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

“Actually, American elections should be decided by ELECTIONS. Not politicians,” Ernst said. “I know you’re still upset about the results from 2016, but people here in Iowa would sure appreciate it if you spent less time playing political games and actually brought #USMCAnow up for a vote.”

Sen. Ernst also said last week that Iowans want Congress to focus on improving the American economy, rather than their “impeachment circus”:

Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) said that Pelosi’s impeachment inquiry has amounted to a “partisan sham” and that Democrats should focus on passing the USMCA.

“Pelosi’s impeachment inquiry based on hearsay, secrecy and no regard for due process is a partisan sham to overturn the 2016 election. Instead, Democrats should pass USMCA. @realDonaldTrump is right to refuse to participate in this unfair, unprecedented, and illegitimate process,” Braun wrote Wednesday.

Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.


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