Sen. Joni Ernst, R-IA, on Tuesday said she wishes President Trump “would spend more time in Washington, D.C.” and host state visits there rather than at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, FL.
An audience member at a town hall in Wall Lake, IA, asked the Senator about the President’s “weekends in Florida, costing us $3 million-plus in 100 days.”
“When you talked earlier about not a lot of money, deficits and everything, we’ve got to keep accountability,” he said.
“I agree with you,” Ernst said. “I do wish that he would spend more time in Washington, D.C.”
Ernst added that she has “had the same concerns.”
“That is something I think that has been bothering not just me but some other members of our caucus,” she said.
“We would love to see more of those State Department visits in Washington, D.C. I think it’s smart that he does business in Washington, D.C.,” she said. “That’s what we have the White House for.”