Tag Archives: Chuck Grassley

Grassley Joins GOP’s Hypocrisy Ranks On Vacancy

The Des Moines Register reports: U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said Monday that he will not oppose holding hearings or taking a vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination if the proceedings move forward. “Over the years, and as recently as July, I’ve consistently said that taking up and evaluating a nominee in 2020 would be a decision for the …

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Grassley Wants You To Know He Found A Dead “Pidgin”

The New York Daily News reports: While the rest of America obsessed Saturday over the course Sen. Chuck Grassley and his colleagues might chart in replacing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, the Iowa lawmaker fixed his attention on a downed pigeon. Grassley has gained a reputation for flying funky, oddly punctuated missives onto social media. In 2012, …

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Chuck Grassley Hits Trump Over Birx Attack: “Use Love”

Mediaite reports: One top Republican senator publicly appealed to President Donald Trump on Twitter over his very public swipe at one of his own coronavirus task force members. Over the weekend, Birx — who was also criticized by Speaker Nancy Pelosi — warned that the U.S. is in a “new phase” of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump tweeted Monday morning, “In …

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Grassley Blasts Trump’s Word Salad On Second Term

Politico reports: Sen. Chuck Grassley laid blame on Fox News — and President Donald Trump — on Saturday over failing to articulate what his administration’s second term priorities would be during a recent interview with the news organization. The Iowa Republican tweeted that Trump got “off point” when asked by Fox’s Sean Hannity what his goals would be if re-elected, …

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Grassley To Block Trump’s Nominees Over IG Firings

Reuters reports: Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley on Thursday said he would seek to block two of Donald Trump’s nominees in response to the president’s firing of two inspectors general, citing the need for “checks and balances.” Grassley has been pressing the White House to provide a rationale for Trump’s decision to dismiss the intelligence community’s inspector general and his …

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GOP Seeks “Suspicious Reports” On Hunter Biden

Reuters reports: The Republican chairmen of two U.S. Senate committees have asked the Treasury Department, in a letter, for possible reports of money laundering or fraud on the business dealings of former Vice President Joe Biden’s son with a Ukraine energy firm. The letter, seen by Reuters on Friday, seeks “suspicious activity reports,” or documents that financial institutions file with …

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Grassley Defies Trump On Protecting Whistleblower

Politico reports: Sen. Chuck Grassley moved to stave off attacks and the unmasking of a federal whistleblower who first divulged President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president, a move at odds with many of the president’s defenders. In a statement, the Iowa Republican, who has long fashioned himself a defender of whistleblowers, said the fact that the individual’s knowledge of …

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GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley Blasts Trump’s Mexico Tariffs

“Trade policy and border security are separate issues. This is a misuse of presidential tariff authority and counter to congressional intent. Following through on this threat would seriously jeopardize passage of USMCA, a central campaign pledge of President Trump’s and what could be a big victory for the country. “President Trump should consider alternatives, such as imposing a fee on …

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Sen. Chuck Grassley Backs Release Of Mueller Report

Mediaite reports: As Republicans and Democrats fight over the release of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s full report, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) tweeted his support for making the two-year investigation public. “I support release of the Mueller report,” Grassley tweeted. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pushed back on Democratic calls for the quick release of the full report by saying, …

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Grassley Rips Trump’s “Idiotic” Wind Cancer Claim

The Des Moines Register reports: Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley — a champion of the wind energy tax credit — said President Donald Trump’s comments that wind turbines cause cancer were “idiotic” in a call with reporters Wednesday. “I’m told that the White House respects my views on a lot of issues,” Grassley said. “(Trump’s) comments on wind energy — not …

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Chuck Grassley Slams USDA For Anti-LGBT 4-H Policy

The Des Moines Register reports: Sen. Chuck Grassley said Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture should not have pressured 4-H to rescind a policy welcoming LGBTQ members into the international youth organization. “Common sense tells me that that for 100 years … 4-H has been operating as a very competent organization and I don’t know of any federal interference …

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Trump Rages After Kavanaugh Accuser Recants

USA Today reports: Just days before the midterm elections, Sen. Chuck Grassley asked the federal authorities on Friday to investigate another person he says made false claims against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Grassley, in a letter to the Justice Department and FBI, said a woman by the name of Judy Munro-Leighton took responsibility for authoring an anonymous letter that …

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Grassley: “No Hint Of Misconduct” In New FBI Report

CNN reports: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released a statement Thursday claiming the FBI’s report on SCOTUS justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh found “no hint of misconduct.” Grassley added that the report contained nothing that “we didn’t already know.” Grassley was reportedly briefed by aides that read the report in a secure room in the …

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Chuck Grassley Demands Ford’s Therapy Session Notes

The Hill reports: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is asking for Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, to turn over notes from her therapy sessions and recordings of the lie detector test she took. Grassley made the request in a letter sent to Ford’s attorneys on Tuesday night, …

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GOP Hires Female Attorney To Question Christine Ford

Politico reports: Senate Republicans have hired an attorney to use as a questioner of Christine Blasey Ford at Thursday’s high-stakes hearing on a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh but are declining to name her. Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) told POLITICO on Tuesday as he entered the Capitol for a weekly GOP meeting that “we aren’t …

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Grassley Press Aide Resigns Over Sex Allegations

NBC News reports: A press adviser helping lead the Senate Judiciary Committee’s response to a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has stepped down amid evidence he was fired from a previous political job in part because of a sexual harassment allegation against him. Garrett Ventry, 29, who served as a communications aide to the committee chaired …

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Grassley To Christine Ford: This Isn’t The FBI’s Job

Talking Points Memo reports: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley reiterated that Christine Blasey Ford, the professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, should consider a hearing he has schedule for Monday her only opportunity to air her allegations, in a letter to her attorneys Wednesday afternoon. “It is not the FBI’s role to investigate …

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Grassley: Kavanaugh’s Accuser Deserves To Be Heard

Via press release from GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley: Anyone who comes forward as Dr. Ford has deserves to be heard, so I will continue working on a way to hear her out in an appropriate, precedented and respectful manner. The standard procedure for updates to any nominee’s background investigation file is to conduct separate follow-up calls with relevant parties. In …

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Senate Committee Delays Kavanaugh Vote Until 9/20

The Washington Examiner reports: The Senate Judiciary Committee pushed a vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court until next week, and decided to vote on his nomination for Sept. 20 at 1:45 p.m. Kavanaugh’s nomination was included on the agenda for Thursday’s committee meeting, and it was expected the panel’s Democratic members would request the nomination …

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Appeals Court Judge Confirmed After Republicans Bypass Senate “Blue Slip” Objection Tradition [VIDEO]

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: Milwaukee lawyer Michael Brennan was confirmed for a key federal judgeship Thursday, filling the oldest appellate vacancy in the country but deepening a partisan schism in the U.S. Senate over judges. Brennan will take a seat on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago that has stood open since 2010 amid a bitter political …

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