Sen. Joni Ernst Says ‘the Quiet Part out Loud’ in Questioning If Impeachment Hearing Will Hurt Biden in 2020

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) seemed to make an admission on Monday when she wondered aloud whether voters in Iowa would be supporting former Vice President Joe Biden (D) in the midst of the impeachment trial where Republicans have repeatedly tried to make him a leading figure.

Speaking to reporters in the basement of the Senate, Ernst said, “Iowa caucuses are this next Monday evening. And I’m really interested to see how this discussion today informs and influences the Iowa caucus voters, those Democratic caucus-goers. Will they be supporting Vice President Biden at this point?”

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The Biden campaign immediately jumped on Ernst’s remark, writing in a tweet, “Iowa caucus-goers take note. Joni Ernst just spilled the beans. She and Donald Trump are scared to death I’ll be the nominee.”

In a statement, Biden spokesperson Andrew Bates declared, “Senator Ernst just said the quiet part out loud. Republicans are terrified that Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee, defeat Donald Trump, and help progressives up and down the ballot win seats in the House and take the Senate.”

Republican senators have repeatedly suggested that they will call Biden’s son Hunter Biden as a witness in the impeachment trial if they are given the opportunity to call witnesses. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) — who also has a son with a habit of running afoul of the law — said, “I look forward to forcing votes to call Hunter Biden and many more.”

Meanwhile, Democrats are pushing to hear from witnesses in the impeachment trial. Among other figures, they are hoping to hear from former top Trump aide John Bolton. However, they are seemingly trying to keep Republicans from pulling in witnesses like Biden and Democrats have shot down the idea of a witness trade.

Ernst’s slip was quickly compared by the famous 2015 admission by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-Calif.) who suggested that the Benghazi Committee was aimed at hurting Hillary’s polling numbers, as he said, “Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping.”


  1. “Republicans are terrified Joe Biden will be the Democrat nominee.” THAT is simple-minded propaganda for their low-IQ base. ALL Republicans are begging and praying the Creep WILL BE the nominee so we all can watch Trump mop the floor with #44 do nothing 2.0.

    1. Now, King Donald The Loser is not fretting over the person who helped get him impeached. Biden can last for a few early rounds, but I don’t see him lasting much longer than that.

      Right now, KDTL is most worried about Bernie Sanders because he is a real populist and is able to oppose all of his policies and he on the rise. Bloomberg is a spoiler that could last for a while, since he is able to be so independent.

  2. Even if the Bidens are not called as witnesses, their corruption is now widely-known public knowledge. I wonder if IA voters will ask Joe about it.

    What’s galling is the hypocrisy of accusing the president of EXACTLY what Scratch ‘n’ Sniff Joe did AND publicly bragged about. That’s f’ing evidence and should be investigated.

    1. Politico has exposed the Biden mob as a corrupt bunch of multi-millionaires from financial shenanigans using the VP and name as leverage. Named as corrupt is quid pro quo Joe’s brother James, brother Frank, sister Valerie and son Hunter (shown in a $129,000 Porsche and renting a $3.8 million home in the Hollywood Hills for $12,000 a month) IF witnesses are called, the mob’s head kingpin should be at the top of the list.

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