Iowa Senator Joni Ernst, who had been one of the people under consideration to become Donald Trumps running mate in the Republican presidential race, says she is happy with the selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence for that role.
“I am excited, I think he will bring a lot to that ticket. He has governing experience, he has legislative experience and has worked through all kinds of situations as a governor. So, I am excited to see him added to the ticket,” Ernst says.
She believes Pence will help bring in some of those who have been unsure of
Trump. “I think that he will help unify our Republican party, he brings a lot of great legislative experience to the ticket. As a governor he has that experience of governing the state, so he has had to address a wide variety of issues with his constituents. So, I think he brings a lot, he’s very well rounded,” Ernst says.
Iowa’s junior Senator will speak at the Republican convention Monday and says she has already started preparing.
“I have had some time to work on my remarks for the convention, we continue to refine those a little bit,” Ernst says. “I’ve been given a time frame that I have to work within,” she said and laughed, ” so we’ll continue to refine my message and make sure it comes out strong on Monday evening.”
Ernst made her comments following a tour of a food bank in Des Moines.