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Frustrated Senate Judiciary Chair Holding Up Assistant AG

Frustrated Senate Judiciary Chair Holding Up Assistant AG
Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

By    |   Thursday, 15 June 2017 06:56 PM

Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, is threatening to hold up the nomination for an assistant attorney general until the Trump administration answers more than a dozen letters from the panel – some sent more than six months ago.

"That's not a Republican or Democrat thing, that's just, I want my letters answered," the prickly Iowa Republican declared, Roll Call reported.

"With a new administration, I want to do something about it."

At a committee meeting Thursday, Grassley was fuming about the response lag, and is refusing to advance nominee Stephen Boyd, who is nominated for assistant attorney general for legislative affairs, Roll Call reported.

"The department has refused — now can you believe this — the department has refused to make Mr. Boyd available for even a conversation with the committee's oversight and investigative staff," Grassley said, Roll Call reported.

"The department needs to improve its communication with committee members and staff, it needs to be more serious about answering the mail and the questions from Congress."

The committee's top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, applauded the stance, saying: "This side admires your true grit, and we support you fully," Roll Call reported.

Roll Call reported in February, a frustrated Grassley took to President Donald Trump's favorite social media platform to plead for action, and while he was at it, he also pitched a tweet-plea for his wife.

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Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley is threatening to hold up the nomination for an assistant attorney general until the Trump administration answers more than a dozen letters from the panel – some sent more than six months ago.
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Thursday, 15 June 2017 06:56 PM
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