Senator Ernst Faces Hostile Crowd at Linn Co. Town Hall Meeting

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Republican U.S. Senator Joni Ernst held a town hall meeting in Linn County Friday… and drew applause when she said Donald Trump should release his tax returns.

For most of the hour-long town hall meeting at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, she endured shouting and booing.

Ernst drew laughter and booing when she said many of the millions of people likely to lose insurance under the House GOP health care bill will willingly choose not to buy insurance once the mandates under the current law are lifted.

She also faced shouts for suggesting climate change is a natural occurrence and booing when she said states should decide whether money is spent funding Planned Parenthood.