Senators Rumble: Grassley calls Dem Leader Harry Reid “Childish”

For the second time in less than a year, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) derided the Democrat Senate Minority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) as a “childish” pol who is prone to throwing tantrums.

As the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Senator Grassley has had to spend most of 2016 beating back Democrat complaints about the Senate’s refusal to give Judge Merrick Garland a hearing. Several weeks after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, President Obama broke precedent and decided to nominate a replacement to the Supreme Court with less than a year left in his presidential term. Throughout most of American history the government has followed what has come to be known as “the Biden Rule,” whereby a sitting president is unable to name a replacement to the nation’s highest court in the year before a national election. Coincidentally, Democrats who have used the Biden Rule in the past now feel like…



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