On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) discussed her new book "Daughter Of The Heartland," and why Democrats should let a vote on Sen. Tim Scott's police reform bill happen in the Senate.
"This is something that America is asking for. They want to see police reform. And my great state of Iowa, they passed a bipartisan bill two weeks ago and it was signed into law by the governor, which did a number of measures very similar to the Republican/Tim Scott bill that you found in the Senate. The Democrats outright rejected that plan here in the Senate last week. And so I hope that they rethink their stance on this, stop playing politics with the bill that the public so desperately wants and needs, and let's start having an exchange of ideas. Tim Scott opened it up. He said, hey, I'll give you five amendments. And the Democrats said, no, we want 20 amendments. And then Tim said, well, we'll give you 20 amendments. And they walked out. I hope they rethink their position on this and that they come back to the table because the bill is presented at 70-80% of what the Democrats wanted to see. I think that's a pretty good place to start from."