The Iowa senator is putting forward a new bill to restrict federal funding from going to states and localities that purposefully obstruct the rule of law in their cities.
Jun 25 2020
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is putting forward a new bill that will restrict taxpayer funding from going to cities that allow anarchist jurisdictions – like CHAZ – to continue.
“Anarchy cannot continue on our streets. If city officials or state leaders fail to do their job and protect their citizens, the federal government – American taxpayers – aren’t going to pay for it,” said Senator Ernst. “Local officials are letting chaos continue in their streets, and in some cases, preventing law enforcement from protecting the public. That’s not the America I know or fought for. This bill is straight forward and holds local leaders accountable to the people.”
Ernst’s Ending Taxpayer Funding of Anarchy Act would restrict federal funding for “anarchist jurisdictions,” or jurisdictions that abdicate their constitutional duty to their citizens to uphold the rule of law and provide police, fire, or emergency medical services due to non-governmental actors. The bill would restrict federal funding to these anarchist jurisdictions until they do their duty and ensure the rule of law prevails.
For text of the bill, click here.