1. James Jeanlewis
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:28 am

    I really think if we wanna change and become one then maybe we need to elected a Democrat and Republican in office…i personally think a Michelle Obama and Ana Navarro would make a GREAT PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT

  2. Jackie Clark
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:29 am

    Whatever! Ernst is a total disappointment to Iowa! Ernst is a Traitor to Iowa and to America! She threw herself at trump at every opportunity – roll in the mud with a total pig like trump and Joni-you wallowed and rolled and soaked in it, you get dirty, too! Ernst is an opportunistic TRAITOR! Call for trump’s impeachment asap or shut the heck up, Ernst!

  3. Susi Siebert
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:32 am

    TRUMP worships Dictators but is mentally incapable of standing toe to toe with them…He’s a REALITY TV Actor….nothing more

  4. Jaywalk 2020
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:32 am

    Sen Ernst
    Your Republican colleagues, including you, are complicit in protecting treasonous activities by the president. You created it. Only you can fix it. History relies on your decisions and actions. History is watching. History will be your judge.

  5. Stella Bar
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:34 am

    She is walking a very fine line. Almost playing both sides. Would be good to see her get tough on trump. Hedging bets comes to mind.

  6. toby green
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:35 am

    She’s ignorant about what happened in Singapore. Ernst is on the Trump Train headed for a wreck.

  7. Frankie Johnson Sr
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:37 am

    Before he became president. He was informed about what was going on with Russian. And yet he did nothing. Undermine he law enforcement . What they will do is use other things like job to throw us off. The Republican leaders sold out America. Then you have that women will get up there and be lying to the USA . Obama administration try to some thing but the sorry Republican leaders did everything to stop him so the blood is on their hands

  8. Theresa Rosewood
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:37 am

    When will you all get it that Trump is a huge Coward. He cannot confront anyone. Never to their face, only a mealy mouthed chicken when the target is nit in the room. Stop expecting better.

  9. Larry Lucas
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:38 am

    The republicans that still stand behind Trump now are complicit in his Treasonous personality, that is obvious to all true Americans. His lies are of a propagandists design. How long will the republicans in congress lend a blind eye because of the money they receive, the tax cuts and other policies that favor the rich? PLEASE CONGRESS, CHOOSE AMERICA FIRST NOT YOUR POCKETBOOKS, LIVE UP TO YOUR OATH OF OFFICE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

  10. Kristina Winter
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:39 am

    Behind closed doors Donald was on his knees kissing Vlad’s feet, and the rest

  11. Drd20
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:40 am

    Treason is “disappointing”… you know how the GOP are. Rich tax cuts and treason.. the best of the GOP.

  12. El Loco
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:40 am

    Just disappointed? In any country with half-decent moral values everybody would be furious and insist on immediate impeachment procedures.

  13. jesushatesyoutoo
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:40 am

    Ernst needs to go back to what she does best, raise pig! If she was a real patriot she would demand the resignation if not the impeachment of Trump!

  14. Squeaky Vegan
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:41 am

    2:58 encourage the president, this woman is insane and delusional, no one can encourage trump to do anything, except putin

  15. Lisa Ares
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:44 am

    So what are you going to do about it Joni? You’re disappointed? How about outraged? Are you not an American? Will you be simply disappointed when you are voted out? Or will you be outraged then?

  16. Sharon Mickey
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:45 am

    Of course she had to bring up Obama…. you worked under his admin a year…..

  17. Zurriane Bennett
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:47 am

    Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa is blowing smoke. They as in the Republican party are not going to do their jobs.

  18. Memmor
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:47 am

    Joni Ernst is dishonest, armed with polish. A two faced verbal skill for ruthlessly political gain.

  19. Beau Geste
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:49 am

    Poor Joni’s “disappointed”. If Obama’s meeting with Putin lasted 2 hours, ALONE, then did everything Putin wanted she’d be leading a lynch party. The GOP is failing miserably at oversight-that alone is almost treasonous! They refuse to do anything.

  20. Joanne MacDonald
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:49 am

    Ok, GOP now is the time to do your jobs, fulfil your oath to America and put a stop to this tyrant Trump’s renegade and uninformed actions. This is how World Wars start including denying Article 5 for NATO. Russia is a dangerous and hostile foreign entity! RUSSIA IS OUR ENEMY. HEY, SO IS TRUMP! Pathetic! 🇺🇸

  21. Tia Miles
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:50 am

    Why do these Republicans always mention President Obama? They can’t sell what they are doing without throwing negatives at President Obama.

  22. Christine Metsger
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:51 am

    The Amazing Joni Ernst speaks out of both sides of her mouth, defending paid parental leave and “quality bonding time,” funded by … (wait for it) the parents! They get to bond with their babies by postponing their retirement! What an empathetic move for her constituents – They will be able to retire in time to bond with their grandchildren at their high school graduation. Only a truly a duplicitous slimeball would try to spin this as a win for working families.

  23. Tammy Mathews
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:53 am

    Clearly this is lady is out of touch with regular people she needs to go.

  24. Tsuka 2104
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:53 am

    The GOP are not acting against him because much of their money comes from the same Russian purse. Their livelihoods depend on keeping that a secret. Vote them out and put them out of their dilemma

  25. G MinK
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:53 am

    You can tell what happened behind closed doors by the way Putin bounded up to the stage while Trump moped. It’s rather striking.

  26. James Duffy
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:54 am

    puppet dictator trump says we’re risking war over all this , I wish we would go to war over this , just to put a period on this whole mess , GOP IS TO BUSY SPENDING THEIR RUBLES they get thru the NRA , to ever care about a resolution , I know it’s scary but Russia is a FAR CRY FROM THE POWER OF YESTERYEAR , AND NOT AS BIG IN SIZE AS WELL

  27. Ox Alek
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:54 am

    I’m just looking forward to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement, no time for this Russia nonsense, the gag got stale a year ago.

  28. DynaCatlovesme
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:55 am

    FFS! “We don’t want an additional tax on the employer _or_ the employee” as she touts an additional tax on the employee!

  29. Diane
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:56 am

    Republicans are so afraid to reprimand Trump a bunch of spineless cowards, just imagine Trump being Obama surely that would give you courage to step over each other to act!

  30. Joanne MacDonald
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:57 am

    Senator Ernst, I had respect for you. Operative word “had”. Tough on Russia? Pffftt .. NO. Have your briefings and then do NOTHING. Trump is out of control, does not know what he is doing in terms of policy but he does know what he is doing in terms of obeying Trump!

    Every American has to protest to their reps, march in protest, encourage eligible voters to get out at every level, volunteer for a candidate VOTE BLUE.

    Senator Ernst, your words today, your GOP talking points, mean NOTHING. YOU ARE A WIMP AND A DISGRACE.

  31. thereddestbull
    July 19, 2018 @ 11:58 am

    lul, parent time is a very common thing in germany: you got a kid, you get off of work, recieve (I think 75%) income from employer. everyone is cool with it

  32. Teodor Galit
    July 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

    Cowards. If she is disappointed do something. These republicans are the enablers and they can say whatever they want but are still enablers of the criminal white house by doing NOTHING.

  33. Daniel Whitaker
    July 19, 2018 @ 12:01 pm

    When asked what oversight the GOP is prepared to implement over trump’s actions, Ernst goes to what little they’ve done against Russia and completely ignores the subject of the question – trump. The GOP are ALL complicit in this sale of our country to Putin.

  34. USA
    July 19, 2018 @ 12:03 pm

    63,000,000 idiots voted for this criminal con man. They wanted “change.” Now we have a change from a Democracy to a nightmare plutocracy. That is the real problem in the US. We need to OUT VOTE the Trump voters in 2018 and 2020. Get rid of Trump. He’s a toxic waste dump.

  35. M Infanger
    July 19, 2018 @ 12:03 pm


  36. Rudy Hicks
    July 19, 2018 @ 12:03 pm

    Trump has proven over and over that he is a WIMP. He is probably afraid of the dark. He must have had his balls cut off.

  37. Michael Murphy
    July 19, 2018 @ 12:03 pm

    Russia shares a border with North Korea. That is why Putin told Trump to eliminate military exercises there. And the Russians probably helped school the North Korean hackers. Russia successfully helped BREXIT pass via social media. Big mistake for the the U.K. Another victory for Putin. And now the Russian hackers are increasing 100 fold their efforts to help Republicans in the midterms. These are FACTS. Trump is helping Putin Make RUSSIA Great Again by diminishing our allies, the EU, NATO, and OUR standing in the world.

  38. jason Seybold
    July 19, 2018 @ 12:05 pm

    She says RepubliCONs want kids to be with their parents. Really? Did you lose the thousands that you abducted. Tough on Russia. That is laughable.

  39. Veronica Baker
    July 19, 2018 @ 12:10 pm

    Look, I’m getting a bit sick of all these lamentations about the Putin/Trump meeting! Where were his advisors? Why did they let him walk into a trap like that? Would it be that the president’s advisors are working against him?

  40. disenchanted
    July 19, 2018 @ 12:10 pm

    Paid family leave… Paid for by you! After giving businesses and corporations a massive tax cut, you are expected to step up and pay for your own family leave! Unbelievable! Because why should your employer do ANYTHING for you???

  41. Mary
    July 19, 2018 @ 12:13 pm

    Omgosh the Iowa senator just does not want to take action to hold Trump accountable. PR damage control.

  42. Kevan Gunn
    July 19, 2018 @ 12:13 pm

    Now the end is near let’s try and save our careers There’s blood in the water and the sharks are circling now the whale has been harpooned Vote them all out. Be nice for something not to be Obamas fault, it’s like a broken record