Senator Joni Ernst joined The View last week for a rare Republican interview on the show. Ernst opened the segment by celebrating her bipartisanship when asked how Democrats and Republicans can work together.
“I have been ranked as one of the most bipartisan senators of the past 25 years of either party and we know because we want to do the right thing for our constituents that the only way we get things done is if we are working together,” she said. “I have a lot of really great colleagues, we’re working on a number of different issues that are very important to our constituents, but I believe in the brightness of our nation.”
A couple of questions passed before Joy Behar said this:
“The majority of Republicans still cling to the delusion that Donald Trump won the presidential election because of some false voter fraud claims…Trump himself reportedly believes he’ll be reinstated as president by August, talk about a moron…The so-called Arizona audits are a laughing stock — we all know that. He shut down his blog supposedly due to a lack of interest and last week he was upstaged by his pants. Why still hitch your wagon to him, Senator? Can he still sway an election? I mean, isn’t time to drop this guy? He’s a loser. He lost the election. He was impeached twice. He’s a bad guy in terms of helping the Republicans as well as the nation and the world.”
So, where would Ernst take her answer to such a loaded question?
“Joy, and let’s just start with this, Joe Biden is President. OK? I acknowledge that. And what we do want to do is make sure that the elections were secure and I do talk about the fact that I was county commissioner of elections in my book. I started as a county auditor doing local county elections, and I truly do believe in our election system. You know, if states want to run audits, that is truly up to them if they want to do that and just to prove or disprove any, you know, any thoughts that might exist out there. But I as a subject matter expert when it comes to local elections, I have not seen any evidence where this election would be overturned. I haven’t been presented with that. So, Joe Biden is our President. I think that we are at a point now where our nation needs to heal, we need to come together. We were just talking about bipartisanship, I think this is the perfect time for us to start working together on the things that Americans believe to be important and find those bipartisan solutions.”