“If Senator Ernst was serious about fighting for Iowa’s farmers, she would have demanded Andrew Wheeler’s resignation already and never voted for him in the first place.”
The Greenfield campaign is launching HasErnstCalledonWheelertoResign.com today, as businesswoman Theresa Greenfield continues to hold Senator Joni Ernst accountable for her support of fossil fuel lobbyist Andrew Wheeler running the EPA.
Today marks one month since Theresa called for EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to resign following reports that the EPA is considering even more of the RFS waivers that have devastated Iowa’s farmers and agricultural economy. The website will continue to count the days that go by until Ernst finally stands up for Iowa’s farmers by calling on Wheeler to resign.
Theresa has persistently called out the EPA’s abuse of the RFS waivers. Despite her false claims, Senator Ernst “has never made an unqualified call for Wheeler’s resignation.” Just this week, E&E News reported on the Greenfield campaign’s latest radio ad, noting that “Iowa Senate hopeful Theresa Greenfield is renewing her charge that Sen. Joni Ernst (R) is too cozy with the oil industry to be an ethanol ally.”
“While Iowa’s farmers have been devastated by Senator Ernst and Wheeler’s harmful agenda, Senator Ernst consistently sides with her Big Oil and corporate PAC donors at the expense of Iowa’s agricultural economy,” said Greenfield for Iowa Spokesperson Izzi Levy. “Theresa will continue to aggressively hold Senator Ernst and Wheeler accountable for putting Big Oil first, as the EPA considers even more RFS waivers that will cause more suffering for Iowa’s farm economy. If Senator Ernst was serious about fighting for Iowa’s farmers, she would have demanded Andrew Wheeler’s resignation already and never voted for him in the first place.”
Since calling for Wheeler’s resignation a month ago, Theresa has been “hammering” Senator Ernst’s failure to fight for Iowa’s farmers, including in statewide radio ads, op-ed for the Cedar Rapids Gazette, radio ads targeted at rural listeners, and newspaper ads in rural communities.