Letters to the Editor

Ernst stands by Trump on detention

How many of you saw the interview with the mother who was seeking asylum at our southern border? She brought her 2-year-old daughter because they would have been killed if they stayed in their country. She reported that the officials separated her from her daughter, saying she would play in a nursery while her mother did paperwork. What her mother didn’t realize was that the “paperwork” she signed gave up her daughter. She never saw her again.

When I remember how fiercely I loved and protected my own babies, my heart breaks for her. She has no way to ever find her child again, because our government has not kept track of the children. Donald Trump has ordered this despicable program.

And who stands next to Trump, validating his actions, from putting children in cages to putting tariffs on China, which now refuses to buy Iowa grain in retaliation? Sen. Joni Ernst. Is this the person we want to represent Iowa? It is time for a change. Joni Ernst is up for re-election. We must vote her out of office.

Marilyn Schroeder

Bellevue

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