Joni Ernst to Deliver GOP Response to the State of the Union–Whoohoo!!

Joni Ernst

By Marion Algier – Ask Marion

Well well… Perhaps the attempted assassination scare and the fact that Boehner had competition for his position made the establishment Republicans in Congress think?!?  The choice of Joni Ernst to to deliver the GOP response to the State of the Union speech is quite a coup for the right and for the American people.

Newly elected Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), part of Gov. Palin’s Bench but got Mitt Romney’s endorsement as well, will deliver the GOP response to President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address on Tuesday January 20th, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced at the House and Senate GOP retreat in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Congrats Joni from Sarah

“Sen. Ernst brings a unique perspective to the Senate. She is a mother, a soldier and an independent leader who serves in Washington because Americans voted for change in the last election, and Joni understands that middle-class Americans want Congress to get back to work and that they want Washington to get refocused on their concerns, instead of those of the political class,” said McConnell in a statement on Thursday.

Ernst who was elected to the Senate in November, becoming the first woman elected to federal office from Iowa and promised to make Washington squeal if she was elected, said she is “truly honored” to deliver the GOP address.


House Speaker John Boehner praised Ernst after the announcement Thursday.

“She knows that our federal government is too big, our spending is too high, and our tax code is broken,” Boehner said. “And, she knows first-hand the sacrifices our men and women in uniform make to keep us all safe in a dangerous world,” he added.

Republicans who have previously given the GOP response to the State of the Union address include Senator. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.) and Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA), to name just a few.

About Ask Marion

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