Queue up the theme from Deliverance, because IA Senate Candidate and animal husbandry enthusiast Joni Earnst has another interesting comment from her past which she will not explain:
“I have a beautiful little Smith & Wesson, 9 millimeter, and it goes with me virtually everywhere,” Ernst said at the NRA and Iowa Firearms Coalition Second Amendment Rally in Searsboro, Iowa. “But I do believe in the right to carry, and I believe in the right to defend myself and my family — whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from the government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important.”
Look, that’s not even much of a veiled reference to kookie Sharon Angle’s famous Second Amendment Remedies. That really is claiming that anyone who feels so inclined has a right to violently overthrow the government. I think it is intended as a threat to, you know, those people (whoever they happen to be) that there will be retribution if patriots like Earnst don’t get their way.
Earnst has been conducting a campaign built upon her personality, very light on the specifics of what she proposes and so these revelations that keep popping up from 2012 need to be addressed. Earnst has helpfully decided to not have any press events between now and the election, so whatever is out there seems to be the record.
So we can now add insurrection to no abortions under any circumstances and hard money. What else has she got buried from the press?