Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, a Republican senator who’s on the front lines of the Obstructionist Club that’s making history with its unprecedented refusal to consider a nominee for the Supreme Court, just doesn’t know when to quit.
Grassley is already facing one of the toughest re-elections of his career. And according to a report, Grassley himself acknowledges it’s all about his refusal to do his job:
Two weeks ago, Grassley acknowledged that he’s facing the toughest campaign cycle of his lengthy career, and he blamed his political difficulties on “the Supreme Court issue.”
But Grassley seems intent on digging his hole even deeper. This week, Grassley told reporters that obstructing President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, was a gamble that could pay off, since a President Donald Trump would pick the “right type” of Supreme Court justice to fill the vacant seat:
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said Wednesday he thinks Donald Trump, now the presumptive Republican nominee for president, would nominate the “right type of people” to the U.S. Supreme Court. […]
“Based upon the type of people he’d be looking for, I think I would expect the right type of people to be nominated by him to the Supreme Court,” Grassley said.
Putting aside Donald Trump’s own qualifications for choosing a Supreme Court justice, apparently Grassley thinks it’s wise to throw his lot in with the most disliked presidential candidate in U.S. history.