Joni Ernst, a state senator from Iowa now running for the U.S. Senate as — of course — a Republican, thinks that states should pass laws to nullify the Affordable Care Act and then arrest any federal government employee or official that tries to implement that law within their states.
State Sen. Joni Ernst, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Iowa, once said she would support legislation that would allow “local law enforcement to arrest federal officials attempting to implement” Obamacare.
Ernst voiced her support for that, as well as supporting legislation that would “nullify” Obamacare in a Iowa State Legislative Candidates survey for Ron Paul’s libertarian-aligned Campaign for Liberty in 2012. It can be viewed here.The question was: “Will you support legislation to nullify ObamaCare and authorize state and local law enforcement to arrest federal officials attempting to implement the unconstitutional health care scheme known as ObamaCare?” Ernst answered that question as “yes.”
This is Tea Party ideology gone completely berserk. But she’s actually the front runner right now in that campaign and may well be in the Senate, where she will rival Ted Cruz for the most extreme Republican in the chamber.