Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) on Thursday bitterly complained about House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump -- and was quickly torn to pieces by some angry Iowans.
The controversy began after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) posted a story about Ernst repeatedly refusing to answer reporters' questions about whether they believe it's appropriate for President Donald Trump to lobby foreign governments to launch investigations of his political opponents.
"Republicans are now refusing to answer the simplest question: whether it’s acceptable for a president to pressure foreign countries to undermine our elections," Pelosi wrote. "American elections should be decided by Americans, not by 'favors' from foreign governments."
Ernst subsequently fired back at Pelosi by accusing her of using impeachment to invalidate the results of the 2016 presidential election and then shamed her for not passing the president's trade deal with Canada and Mexico.
Actually, American elections should be decided by ELECTIONS. Not politicians. I know you’re still upset about the r… https://t.co/bdZOghDUt9— Joni Ernst (@Joni Ernst)1570724188.0
Ernst's followers, including many of her fellow Iowans, absolutely let her have it in several scathing replies.
Check out some of the responses below.
@joniernst It' not just that I disagree with you politically, it's that I'm completely embarassed you're one of my… https://t.co/9kw7bVhW78— Kevin Gannon, but festive (@Kevin Gannon, but festive)1570726674.0
@joniernst I know you and Trump are still upset about the results from 2018, but people here in Iowa want to hold t… https://t.co/5lk1sfvyV4— Chris Deist (@Chris Deist)1570724687.0
@joniernst Don't worry..the Dems are focused on the 2020 elections too. Especially the one for senator in Iowa.— Art Martin (@Art Martin)1570727164.0
@joniernst As an #Iowan , wish @SenJoniErnst showed as much concern regarding agriculture tariffs DEVASTING #Iowa c… https://t.co/fj6c3qVPd3— Ruth Schroeder (@Ruth Schroeder)1570725557.0
@joniernst You should answer your constituents questions. You seem to be as corrupt as the rest of the GOP.— kernicus (@kernicus)1570726817.0
@joniernst I honestly believe the good people of Iowa recognize that the trump crime family is destroying our count… https://t.co/lMOJbcljkc— Janet says-WEAR A MASK! #BidenHarris2020 (@Janet says-WEAR A MASK! #BidenHarris2020)1570726911.0