Sometimes something pops up online that says just what you want to say. So here is a post from Thursday’s Dailykos by Joan McCarter that does a good job of what Iowans can expect if Grassley is re-elected.
Since Chuck Grassley isn’t going to use his Judiciary Committee for anything like Supreme Court hearings, he’s going to use it to kickstart the investigations into Hillary Clinton and whether President Obama’s administration had anything to do with the not-scandal of Clinton’s emails. No, really.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) called on Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to “explore potential conflicts” around the investigation of Clinton’s use of a private email, noting that “multiple officials had previous ties to [the] Clintons.”
“The American people deserve to know whether political considerations have improperly affected the handling of this inquiry and understand why key officials failed to recuse themselves to protect the public’s confidence in a fair and impartial inquiry based on merits and the evidence rather than on politics,” Grassley said in the Wednesday letter to Horowitz.
Topping Grassley’s list is a request that Horowitz look into whether Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s “involvement in the investigation creates the appearance of a conflict given that she was appointed to the role of U.S. Attorney by President Bill Clinton and she was a partner at a law firm that represented both President and Secretary Clinton.” The letter also specifically cites Lynch’s tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton just days before the FBI announced it would not recommend charges against the Democratic nominee.
So I think it’s safe to surmise that if Grassley retains control of the Judiciary Committee, he’s going to be encouraging those House maniacs in their investigation and impeachment plans.
Furthermore, that will give him the perfect excuse to blockade her nominees—and not just Supreme Court. If the president is “under investigation,” surely then the Senate can’t allow her to sully the courts with her nominees. Republicans are making this up as they go along, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a plan if they keep the majority. Let’s not allow that.