Joni Ernst Wore Camo Heels for the Republican Response to the State of the Union, and They Definitely Made a Statement

WEST DES MOINES, IA - NOVEMBER 04: Republican U.S. Senator-elect Joni Ernst thanks her supporters after she won the U.S. Senate race on election night at the Marriott Hotel November 4, 2014 in West Des Moines, Iowa. Ernst and her opponent Democrat Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) were locked in a months-long campaign battle that had them tied in the polls going into election day. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Listen, if you're gonna get up in front of the entire country, it's basically irresponsible not to make some sort of big splash with your outfit. For the Republican response to the State of the Union address on Tuesday night, recently elected Iowa senator Joni Ernst wore camo heels (they're Aerosoles, BTW, in case you want to snag a pair). As you might have guessed, this probably wasn't just her attempt to keep up with 2015's pattern trends: According to ABC News, Ernst was a member of the Army Reserves for over 20 years, plus served in Kuwait in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003 to 2004, and was likely giving a shout-out to her fellow members of the Armed Forces. Regardless of my feelings about the Republican SOTU response as a whole, I always applaud some on-theme accessorizing.

It's not often the State of the Union turns into a bizarro fashion show, but between Ernst's camo pumps and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's lacy gloves, I think it's safe to call this the best-dressed SOTU of all time. Now we just have to hope that all these great outfits somehow lead to closing the gender wage gap, legalizing gay marriage across the country, and making birth control pills free for everyone. That seems logical, right?

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