State of the Union 2015: Joni Ernst Wears Camo-Heels to Give the SOTU Republican Response

PHOTO: The shoes of Joni Ernst prior to the State of the Union, Jan. 20, 2015. Office of Senator Joni Ernst
The shoes of Joni Ernst prior to the State of the Union, Jan. 20, 2015.

Sen. Joni Ernst knows how to make a statement.

The newly elected senator from Iowa was chosen to give the Republican response to tonight's State of the Union and decided to let her shoes send a message of their own.

A photo shared by Ernst's team shows the camouflage-themed high heels.

The military shout-out is not an empty gesture either, as Ernst served in Kuwait in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003 to 2004 and she was a member of the Army Reserves for more than two decades.

In spite of her relatively short political career, Ernst has already shown that she is able to cause a stir. Her campaign made a splash last fall when she released an ad where she touted her experience castrating hogs as a play on how she would know how to 'cut pork barrel spending' in Washington.

PHOTO: Iowa Senator Joni Ernst gives the Republican response following the State of the Union, Jan. 20, 2015 in Washington. ABC News
Iowa Senator Joni Ernst gives the Republican response following the State of the Union, Jan. 20, 2015 in Washington.