Ernst Won't Endorse Candidates for President

May 5, 2015

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst says she doesn't plan to endorse candidates for President but she does plan to welcome both Republican and Democratic contenders to Iowa. 

"I do not plan on endorsing anyone. We have a great and growing field of GOP candidates. That's the wonderful thing about the GOP; we have an interesting number of possibilities. I want to welcome them all to Iowa," she said today in an interview with River to River's host Ben Kieffer. 

Ernst says the wide field of GOP candidates starting to announce makes things interesting but that she doesn't want to see "a couple dozen." 

During this interview, Ernst also talks about her views on climate change, the fight against ISIS and recent violence in Baltimore.