Grassley Goes Off in Pre-Vote Appeal to Confirm Kavanaugh: ‘No to Mob Rule!’


Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley  (R-IA) asked that his fellow senators “say no to mob rule by voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh,” who the Iowa Republican called the “most qualified [Supreme Court] nomination in our nation’s history.”

“The Democratic strategy used against Judge Kavanaugh has made one thing clear, they will never be satisfied no matter how fair and thorough the process is,” Grassley bellowed on the Senate floor today. “For the left wing, advice and consent has become search and destroy. A demolition derby.”

He continued:

“I am pleased to support Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation. I’m sorry for what the whole family went through the last several weeks. We should all admire Kavanaugh’s willingness to serve his country, despite the way he’s been treated. It would be a travesty then if the Senate did not confirm the most qualified nomination in our nation’s history, the multitude of allegations against him have proven to be false.”

Grassley went on to call the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh “a campaign of distraction from his outstanding qualifications” and “a campaign of destruction of this fine individual.”

“What we have learned is the resistance that has existed since the day after the November 16th 2016 election is centered right here on Capitol Hill, they have encouraged mob rule,” he added. “When you hear things about get in their face, bother people at every restaurant where you can find a cabinet member, these are coming from public service, [they] ought to set an example of civility in American society.”

“I hope we can say no to mob rule by voting to confirm judge Kavanaugh,” Grassley concluded.

The Senate is scheduled to vote on a key procedural vote today, despite the FBI investigation doing little to lift the skepticism of Democrats.

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