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Plenty of people noticed something very unique in Republican Joni Ernst's acceptance speech

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst talks to a television reporter after casting her vote in Iowa’s Republican primary in Red Oak, Iowa, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Five Republicans are competing for the GOP Senate nomination and a chance to face Democrat Bruce Braley, who is running unopposed. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) AP Photo/Nati Harnik\n

Joni Ernst's win over Rep. Bruce Braley (D) to win a Senate seat in Iowa thrilled Republicans Tuesday night, as her victory helped the GOP take control of the Senate for the first time in eight years.

But some quickly became uncomfortable with the new GOP star during her acceptance speech, in which she repeatedly unleashed a dry cackle that immediately drew harsh reactions and set off a raging Twitter debate Tuesday night.

Some reveled in the harsh sound as one that would likely rub salt in the wounds of Democrats. "Joni Ernst has... an incredibly annoying laugh, which must really gall MSNBC as they're watching her victory speech," one observer tweeted.

Others defended it as a joyous and even "fun" laugh:

But many shuddered at the sound. One tweet called it "the stuff of nightmares," and another said "ISIS might surrender if inflicted with Joni Ernst's laugh."

Other commenters on Twitter said it reminded them of famous fictional characters. One said it sounded like Dr. Evil, and another picked Cruella de Vil, the famous Disney villain from 101 Dalmantions.

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