Senator Joni Ernst joined Guy Benson’s show on Thursday for an interview and was asked about the “truly insane conspiracy theories” that came up during President Donald J. Trump’s legal team’s press conference earlier in the day.
Benson called the accusations “truly insane conspiracy theories” — not me.
“I would say that there does have to be proof,” Ernst said. “And they are working their way through the court system, which absolutely is a means of recourse for the President and his team. They have to be able to show that proof. I haven’t seen the proof yet. There are a lot of allegations out there and that’s exactly why we have the court system is for them to present that information to a court of law.”
Ernst said it is important Trump’s team has the chance to show the proof to a judge, but right now her focus is on the Senate elections in Georgia.
Benson asked Ernst about Sidney Powell suggesting some Republicans and Democrats across the country buying their election results.
“No, and that is an offensive comment,” Ernst said. “For those of us who do stand up and represent our states in a dignified manner, we believe in honesty, we believe in the integrity of our election system, which is why I do believe that if there is fraud out there it should be brought to the court’s attention.”
Ernst said she believes everyone agrees on proof being brought forward, but called Powell’s allegations “absolutely outrageous.”
“To insinuate that Republican and Democrat candidates paid to throw off this election I think is absolutely outrageous and I do take offense to that,” she said. “I have fought for my country. I have worn our nation’s uniform to protect the values and freedoms that our nation espouses and to have that accusation just off handily thrown out there just to confuse our voters across the United States – I think that is absolutely wrong.”