WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) today released the following statement on the United Kingdom’s (UK) decision to leave the European Union (EU):

“The people of the United Kingdom have spoken today and I respect their decision to leave the European Union. The UK is one of our oldest and most important allies, and our special relationship will not be impacted by this decision. It is critical that the Obama Administration – and the next – work to ensure there is no disruption in the close partnership we enjoy with the UK."