Challenger to Joni Ernst says her military experience is a disadvantage

[Ed. – One of the more ridiculous positions ever articulated.]

An Iowa Democrat running to unseat Sen. Joni Ernst (R., Iowa) said during his campaign launch that the first-term senator and combat veteran’s military experience has hamstrung her ability to serve in the U.S. Senate.

Eddie Mauro, a Des Moines man with no military experience, told supporters at his campaign launch that Ernst was conditioned by the military to “fall in line,” according to video of the event obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

“Joni Ernst served our country in the National Guard, I applaud her for that, I respect that,” Mauro said. “I would argue, though, that this kind of service is a little bit different.”

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“In military service, you kind of fall in line, they tell you what to do and you do what they tell you to do, that’s what it’s supposed to be about,” he continued. “In public service I think there are times you need to step out of line to say, I’m sorry Mr. Trump, you’re wrong.”

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