Sen. Joni Ernst: No Nuclear Capabilities for Iran
“No nuke for Iran, if they continue to enrich uranium,” said Ernst, as she continued her 99 county tour of Iowa, at Cargill in Eddyville.
“I would rather see Iran not with nuclear capabilities,” said Ernst. ” I don’t believe they are developing these for a peaceful purpose.”
Senator Ernst said the outcome should be based on how the uranium gets used.
“If they continue to enrich uranium, and developing nuclear capabilities, something that could be used for weapons, I do think there will be other countries in the middle east that are trying to keep up with Iran,” said Ernst. “We’ll see a domino affect in the Middle East, of others wanting to obtain nuclear weapons.”
Ernst was asked about her bill to improve mental health care for Veterans, she said that bill which she introduced is on hold just while Senators are back home working she said she would resume efforts to pass that once she returns to Washington.
Senator Ernst was also asked about keeping up with all the demands of being a U.S. Senator. She quoted Senator Charles Grassley, saying, “it’s like eating 10,000 marshmallows, you do it one at a time. ”
“We tackle those issues one at a time, we just stay on top if it.”
Ernst continued her 99 county tour of Iowa with stops at Lake Rathbun, Corydon, Lamoni, Osceola, and Chariton. On Thursday, she will attend the Iowa Prayer Breakfast in Des Moines.