GOP in Iowa Senator Joni Ernst, who spent 23 years in the military, including as a company commander in Kuwait and Iraq, slammed President Biden for lowering tensions with Iran, the main state sponsor of terrorism in the world.
Harris Faulkner, the host of the Fox News program where Ernst spoke, noted at the beginning of the discussion that there were legitimate concerns that the Israel-Hamas battle might escalate.
After that, Faulkner presented a clip of Secretary of State Antony Blinken and South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham saying that there would be severe repercussions if Iran escalated the conflict.
“He is absolutely correct, Harris. Iran is behind this. They fund 93% of Hamas’ activities; they fund 100% of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s activities; not to mention Hezbollah and the Houthis. This all goes right back to Iran.” Ernst said.
“But you know what, who else is involved in this? President Biden has been so actively appeasing Iran instead of standing up to them, and I’m telling you, if we lose more Americans, we need to go after Iran. It is incredibly important that we push back against them. We need to be interdicting their oil just as our sanctions call for, we need to refreeze that $6 billion.” she continued.
“Come on, President Joe Biden; we got to do more.vWe’ve got to push back more against Iran. And Tony Blinken, I want to hear a little more fire in your belly, because we, the United States of America, are not standing strong enough when it comes to pushing back against this terrorism. It’s infiltrating all around the globe. I know that President Biden gave up on the War on Terror, but it’s not over yet.” she concluded.