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‘Total, total shit show’: Grassley and Ernst vote to acquit Trump

On Saturday, seven Republicans joined all 50 Democrats in the U.S. Senate to convict Donald Trump of the one count of inciting an insurrection for which the House of Representatives impeached him during his last weeks in office. Neither Sen. […]

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Fresh off Trump praise, Grassley kicks off 40th ‘Full Grassley’ with closed-door events in Eastern Iowa

Sen. Chuck Grassley will kick off his annual tour of all Iowa’s 99 counties on Friday, with stops in three counties: Johnson, Cedar and Jones. It’s the 40th year for the “Full Grassley,” the nickname the senator has adopted for […]

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Joni Ernst gleefully suggests the impeachment trial could hurt Joe Biden’s chances in the Iowa Caucus

Sen. Joni Ernst attracted national attention on Monday night when she cheerfully suggested President Trump’s impeachment trial might damage Joe Biden in the Iowa Caucus. “Those Democratic caucus-goers,” Ernst said, standing with a few other Republican senators, following hours of […]

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Sen. Joni Ernst emerges as a major Trump defender during the impeachment trial

Sen. Joni Ernst has proven to be one of President Trump’s leading defenders among the members of the Senate sitting as jury in Trump’s impeachment trial. As the trial has progressed since Tuesday, certain Republican senators have taken on roles as spokespeople, with each focusing on one pro-Trump talking point or set of talking points. […]

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As Trump’s Senate trial begins, Grassley and Ernst vote against calling witnesses and requiring the administration to turn over documents

Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Joni Ernst voted in lock-step with Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell during the first session of the trial of President Trump following his impeachment in the House of Representatives. The two Iowans joined their Republican Senate colleagues in voting down all 11 amendments the House impeachment managers […]

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The public’s view of the Senate impeachment trial will be limited, and Sen. Joni Ernst wants evidence to be limited

The impeachment trial of President Trump in the U.S. Senate is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. CSPAN-2 will televise the trial in its entirety, both on cable and online. CSPAN sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asking him to allow a camera crew to fully cover the proceedings, but has not received a response from McConnell. It is likely that […]

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Rep. Dave Loebsack announces he’ll vote to impeach Donald Trump

Rep. Dave Loebsack announced on Tuesday afternoon he will vote for the articles impeachment against President Donald Trump. “I did not come to Congress to impeach a president,” Loebsack said in a written statement. “But to ensure our democracy is not permanently weakened, there is no other option but to support the articles of impeachment […]

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Rep. Abby Finkenauer will vote in favor of impeachment

Rep. Abby Finkenauer will vote in favor of the articles of impeachment against President Trump, the freshman Democratic member of Congress announced on Tuesday. “I will be supporting both articles of impeachment and honor my duty to defend our constitution and democracy from abuse of power at the highest level,” Finkenauer said […]

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Sen. Joni Ernst ‘literally danced a jig’ while discussing Buttigieg, the possibility of impeachment hurting Democrats in Iowa

The dancing of Pete Buttigieg’s supporters has been attracting attention on social media recently, but according to Politico, the South Bend mayor’s first-place finish in the most recent Iowa Poll also inspired someone who isn’t one of his supporter, Sen. Joni Ernst, to dance. But that wasn’t her only cause of celebration, Politico reports.
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Sen. Joni Ernst is fundraising off opposition to the impeachment inquiry, while avoiding public comment on the whistleblower complaint

On Friday, Sen. Joni Ernst sent out a fundraising email denouncing the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump as “baseless” and “threatening our nation’s basic principles of democracy,” even though she’d told reporters she hadn’t actually read the whistleblower complaint that’s currently at the heart of the inquiry. […]

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