Colby Itkowitz, The Washington Post Published 2:27 pm PDT, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, in 2018. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, in 2018. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Melina Mara. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Melina Mara. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, in 2018. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, in 2018. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Melina Mara. Sen. Charles Grassley won a Grammy. Sort of. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery He did not have this year's best pop solo performance or the record of the year. Nor does Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, have any known musical talents to speak of. But the 85-year-old is now a Grammy … [Read more...] about Sen. Charles Grassley won a Grammy. Sort of.
By Letters To The Editor | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: September 25, 2018 at 7:06 am | UPDATED: September 25, 2018 at 7:10 am McConnell, Grassley, Ryanright: Delay SCOTUS vote “The American people are perfectly capable of having their say on this issue, so let’s give them a voice.” – Mitch McConnell “A lifetime appointment that could dramatically impact individual freedoms and change the direction of the court for at least a generation is too important to get bogged down in politics. The American people shouldn’t be denied a voice.” – Charles Grassley “This has never been about who the nominee is. It is about a basic principle. I fully support Leader McConnell and Chairman Grassley’s decision not to move forward with the confirmation process. We should let the American people decide the direction of the court.” – Paul Ryan I couldn’t agree more. The midterm elections are just six weeks away. … [Read more...] about Letter: McConnell, Grassley and Ryan are right: We should delay the Kavanaugh vote
President Donald Trump is none too pleased with how Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) is handling demands made by attorneys for Christine Balsey Ford, the California psychology professor who is scheduled to testify Thursday about her decades-old sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a new report says. According to the Washington Post, President Trump believes Grassley has been “too accommodating” towards Ford, and he has grown tired of the professor’s legal team “getting their way” when it comes to setting the terms of their client’s testimony.As Breitbart News reported, the chairman late Saturday evening granted yet another extension to Ford’s legal team to reply to a request that the accuser testify before lawmakers Wednesday. The following day, Ford’s legal team convinced members of Grassley’s staff to allow their client to appear before the panel on Thursday. … [Read more...] about Report: Trump Thinks Grassley Badly Handling Kavanaugh Accuser’s Demands
Senate Judiciary Committee chair Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, “bent over backwards” to accommodate the accuser of Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday. In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” the South Carolina Republican said the accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, had 10 demands for a Thursday hearing, and the panel agreed to six of them. “Chairman Grassley has bent over backwards to make this happen,” Graham said, adding: “There will be two witnesses, Dr. Ford and then Judge Kavanaugh, and we will hire our own counsel. [Ford and her lawyer] contest those two things.” “If they continue to contest those two things there won't be a hearing,” he continued. “If they really want to be heard they can be heard in a small room with a lot of security, limited press availability. The issue will be treated fairly but we are not going to turn the hearing over to her lawyers and … [Read more...] about Graham: Grassley ‘Bent Over Backwards’ to Meet Blasey Ford’s Demands
A communications adviser to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, during the Supreme Court confirmation fight abruptly resigned after an accusation of sexual harassment — an allegation he denies. Garrett Ventry submitted his resignation Friday night. He said he denies the allegation but stepped down “in order to not be a distraction” as Senate Republicans continue to work to get Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh confirmed. NBC News reported Saturday morning that it had been investigating Ventry’s past employment history, including his tenure in the office of North Carolina House Majority Leader John Bell in 2017. According to the network, Ventry was let go from the office after a female GOP staffer in the North Carolina General Assembly accused him of sexual harassment. He had also been accused of embellishing his résumé. … [Read more...] about Grassley aide resigns after harassment allegation