Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, rebuked Sen. Bernie Sanders', I-Vt., call for a further investigation into Judge Brett Kavanaugh, issuing a blistering letter which rips Sanders for obstructionist politics.
"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?" Grassley's letter asked. "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.
"I appreciate your raising concerns, which others have already raised, as this 11th hour."
Grassley's letter was in response to a letter received from Sanders, which called for an investigation of whether Judge Kavanaugh lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee in his testimony refuting Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's allegation for sexual assault.
"Your public statements clearly reveal how unimportant it is to you to review any facts related to this nomination," Grassley's letter began. "So you can imagine my surprise at receiving your letter regarding the supplemental FBI background investigation."
Grassley said the limited FBI probe was for "undecided members of both parties," and not certain "no" votes like Sanders, who went on a tweet storm Saturday, questioning whether Kavanaugh might have committed perjury on a number of questions during his confirmation process.
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