In 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, as well as in 2021, “Fanatical Republican Extremist of the Day” published the profiles of the American senator Chuck Grassley from Iowa, an octogenarian who has served in Congress since 1975 and has been a U.S. senator since 1981. We shared the hilarity of Grassley’s Twitter feed, with brilliant examples of word tampering like “NOT”, ”Farm work WindyFire brush pile burning has gotten out of hand. Thank God for the good naber, it helps get control under control PantsBurnLegWound”, ”Fred and I hit a deer on Highway 136 south of Dyersville. After pulling the fender rubbing on the tire, we continued cultivating. Assume the deer is dead“, and “Windsor Heights Dairy Queen is a good place to find out what”.
It’s probably not as remarkable as the time on Twitter he compared President Obama’s foreign policy to Poland’s foreign policy that led to Hitler’s invasion in 1939. Our main problem with the senator Grassley was only as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and therefore decides on the confirmation of Supreme Court justices and nominees, and damn was partisan and filibuster in that role. Merrick Garland was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Obama, but Grassley, more than anyone in the Republican Senate, is responsible for dodging his constitutional duty to appoint a successor to the late Antonin Scalia and admitted the logic was purely political . The rest of his voting record includes opposition to the Brady handgun bill to create background checks for gun purchases, versus universal background checks after Sandy Hook, support for the Defense of Marriage Act, voting to impeach President Bill Clinton for lying about an affair with Monica Lewinsky, and voting for the Gramm-Leach-Billey Act, which repealed key parts of the law on Glass-Steagall financial regulation, and opened the door for big banks to create the subprime mortgage housing crisis of 2007. Grassley also voted for the Iraq War resolution, voted against the equal pay and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Zadroga Bill, disaster relief for Hurricane Sandy victims, the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and against raising the debt ceiling in 2011. Oh, and Senator Grassley has officially declared that he denies the existence of climate change, saying he doesn’t have enough evidence to draw a conclusion or vote on the matter. Grassley was also a big supporter of the Graham/Cassidy Healthcare Act, a last-ditch effort to repeal the ACA which Senator Grassley admits is hugely flawed and hurting Americans…but hey, he promised he’d get rid of Obamacare, so no matter the actual details or how much they will hurt real people, damn it, he will. HE ADMITTED IT. Senator Grassley also voted for the BRCA, which would have repealed the Affordable Care Act and left 23 million people without health insurance, and coldly voted against disaster relief funding, this time for disaster relief victims. Hurricane Harvey in Texas Grassley not only voted for the GOP’s Tax Plan/Tax Scam in December 2017, he ignored complaints that he would only offer tax breaks to people who owned stocks saying that working-class people might have the money to buy some if they didn’t”alcohol or women or movies”. We also took issue with Senator Grassley’s behavior regarding the Trump/Russia investigation, because on several occasions over the past year and a half Grassley has gone out of his way to cast doubt on the mounting evidence, such as when he tried to insinuate that the Steele dossier was the REAL fake news planted by the Russians, or even when he issued a statement accusing the FBI of not telling the Trump campaign that Paul Manafort was leaking information from the Trump campaign to the Russian oligarchs (which ignores how they probably should have known when one of them sent agents to Trump Tower to meet with Manafort, Jared Kushner and Donald Trump, Jr.). His allegiance to Trump has become so cancerous that Senator Grassley adamantly refuses to hold Senate hearings on political appointees if he thinks they have somehow participated in or are loyal to the people who lead. the Mueller investigation. Grassley did more to aid the Trump administration in a cover-up than to prevent future Russian interference, but hey, what do you expect from a senile, partisan old hack? supporter Chuck Grassley was at the ripe old age of 84…and was looking to appoint a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, an ultra-conservative son-of-a-bitch who wouldn’t hesitate to overthrow Roe v. Wade. And so it was Brett Kavanaugh, who made his career investigating the Clintons during Whitewater and trying to foment conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton murdering Vince Foster…a guy who perjured himself in his confirmation of being federal judge several times…. It was the choice. And Senator Grassley knows… KNOWS all the dirt that’s out there on Kavanaugh. That’s why he and the Trump White House refused to make documents about Kavanaugh’s work inaccessible to senators who would vote for them, and why he literally opened the hearings by shouting over reasonable requests from Democrats to release those documents. and allow Kavanaugh’s case to be legit So it looked like the final vote on Kavanaugh would go strictly along partisan lines, 51-49…until a woman emerged to accuse Kavanaugh of trying to rape while drunk when she was 15 and he was 17. Now you really get to see how determined and gutless Chuck Grassley is, as he wanted to “investigate” the case in no not letting the FBI look into it, and conducting a mock hearing where only two witnesses will be called, Kavanaugh and his accuser, and Senate Republicans can harass a woman already traumatized decades ago by her assault sexual. And that after learning of a second accuser, Grassley and her colleagues actually tried to force the vote FASTER and blocked the second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, from testifying or asking the FBI to investigate. his allegations. After attempting to open the hearing with 15 minutes of grandstanding, Senator Grassley forgot to introduce and thank the witness, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, for coming forward, and after her time was up, he gave in to Senator Diane Feinstein…he cut her off after SHE introduced Ford to insist he hadn’t forgotten. But through all of this, do you know who Chuck Grassley thinks the victim is in all of this? CHUCK GRASSLEY. Yes, in an interview during all of this, Grassley complained that he didn’t like it when it was mentioned that he was so old and felt like you weren’t screwed…that he is DISCRIMINATED. You were 84 at the time, Chuck. You would think you would have developed good calloused skin by now. His voting record, since 2020 alone:
- January 31, 2020: Chuck Grassley votes against allowing witnesses in Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial, making it a ‘trial’.
- February 5, 2020: Senator Grassley votes against Donald Trump’s first impeachment, despite the mountain of evidence showing he sought foreign aid in the 2020 election.
- February 25, 2020: Grassley votes for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, nonsensical anti-choice legislation that would require abortion providers to try to admit aborted fetuses to a hospital if they were “alive” after the procedure, which is medically impossible given the age at which abortions can be performed.
- February 13, 2021: Chuck Grassley votes to acquit Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, believing he deserves no punishment for inciting an attack on Capitol Hill and endangering the lives of the legislative branch of our government.
- March 6, 2021: Senator Grassley votes against the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 because he doesn’t care if people need financial help during a pandemic.
- December 14, 2021: Grassley votes against raising the debt ceiling, jeopardizing the United States’ credit rating.
- February 28, 2022: Senator Grassley votes against the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would have established the right of doctors to perform abortions to save the lives of their patients.
- March 30, 2022: Grassley votes against the entry of highly qualified nominee Justice Kentanji Brown-Jackson to the Supreme Court.
- July 27, 2022: Chuck Grassley votes against the PACT Act, blocking additional funding for veterans exposed to ‘hot spots’ while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, in a vote led despite Democrats passing the law the day before. Several Republicans are seen shaking hands and bumping fists in celebration of screwing up vets, while posting a series of photos from the Senate GOP Caucus stuffing USO boxes and saying they “support the military.”
No deer that Chuck Grassley posted on Twitter had any of his family members come to avenge him, so now, in 2022, Grassley is running for office at 89, and while we’d love to know how much Senator Grassley was aware of the coup attempt that Donald Trump attempted on January 6, 2021, especially given the message he posted about intervening when Mike Pence “fails to show up” to certify the vote on January 5…he is likely to be re-elected given that his Democratic challenger has just been accused of sexually assaulting a staff member, it seems like a safe bet that he will get another term, while his grandson Pat bides his time to slip into his grandfather’s seat in Washington, D.C. whenever his father does get rid of the deadly coil by name recognition alone.
We’re already forty years away from having a Grassley in the Iowa Senate, and it looks like Pat will try to extend that streak even further when the time comes.
One year ago, September 29, 2021: Chuck Grassley (AI)… 2021 Update
Two years ago, on September 29, 2020: Chuck Grassley (AI)… 2020 update
Three years ago, on September 29, 2019: Chuck Grassley (AI)… 2019 update
Four years ago, September 29, 2018: Chuck Grassley (AI)/E. W. Jackson (Virginia)… 2018 update
Five years ago, September 29, 2017: Chuck Grassley (AI)… 2017 update
Six years ago, September 29, 2016: Chuck Grassley (AI)… Original Profile
Seven years ago, September 29, 2015: E. W. Jackson (Virginia)… 2015 update
Eight years ago, September 29, 2014: E. W. Jackson (Virginia)… Original Profile