The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a scathing letter the Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) after Sanders send a letter to the Committee demanding an FBI investigation on behalf of Christine Blasey Ford.
“As you know, on July 10, 2018, you stated ‘[w]e must mobilize the American people to defeat’ Judge Kavanaugh,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). “This happened less than 24 hours after Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination was announced. As you also know, all of the Senators have had access to 307 judicial opinions Judge Kavanaugh wrote during his 12 year on the bench, over 500,000 pages of documents, over 40 hours of live testimony, and answers to more written questions than every prior Supreme Court nominee combined. Nevertheless, you made a decision on this nomination in less than 24 hours.”
Grassley proceeded to call Sander’s out for what was obviously a partisan publicity stunt.
“Your public statements clearly reveal how unimportant it is to you to review any facts related to this nomination,” Grassley said. “So you can imagine my surprise at receiving your letter regarding the supplemental FBI background investigation. This supplemental FBI background investigation was requested by undecided members of both parties. Am I to take from your letter that you are now undecided and willing to seriously engage with the Senate’s advice-and-consent constitutional duties related to the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States? If so, we should have a conversation about what information you need to assist you in making a decision, and I look forward to that conversation.”
Here is a copy of the letter, posted to Twitter by CNN’s Scott Jennings:
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