ADVERTISEMENT

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, took part in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday focused on law enforcement reform and the community response. She has called on Congress to be part of the solution and work together on police reform.

Ernst outlined how her home state of Iowa is leading the way on the issue of police reform, unanimously passing and signing into law a historic bipartisan bill that would provide additional accountability for law enforcement and garnered the support of the Iowa Police Officers Association.

Ernst also addressed the calls to defund the police, saying in part, “There is a lot of talk about defunding the police, and I know that’s a quick and provocative soundbite, but there are other ways we can go about reforming our police. I do believe that we can add additional support for our police, whether it’s the form of mental health counselors, those that specialize in de-escalation.”

The Iowa senator also highlighted her work, with Senators Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., to close the law enforcement consent loophole and to reduce sexual abuse of females in law enforcement custody – something Ernst worked to include in the larger police reform package.

Subscribe For Latest Updates

Sign up to receive stimulating conservative Christian commentary in your inbox.

Invalid email address
We promise not to spam you. You can unsubscribe at any time.
You May Also Like

Iowa Dept. of Public Health Reports 122 Additional COVID-19 Cases, Three Deaths

The Iowa Department of Public Health reports 122 additional positive cases of COVID-19 and three deaths totaling 1,510 cases in 81 counties and 34 deaths.

Steve King Releases Final TV Ad in Iowa 4th Congressional District Race

Congressman Steve King released his final television ad in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District race entitled “Up” maintaining the campaign’s positive message.

Hinson Releases Sixth Ad in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District Race

Ashley Hinson, the Republican nominee for Congress in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District race, released her sixth television ad titled “Transportation.”

A Shout Out for Rod Roberts

I wanted to give Representative Rod Roberts a shout out today.  First…