State of the Union 2015: Joni Ernst Wears Camo-Heels to Give the SOTU Republican Response
The newly elected Republican is letting her shoes send a message.
By MEGHAN KENEALLY
January 21, 2015, 2:04 AM
• 2 min read
-- 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.