Sen. Chuck Grassley (R) repeatedly dodged questions from his constituents on President Trump's behavior at a town hall in his home state of Iowa on Friday following reports that Trump referred to Haiti and other African nations as "shithole countries."
“Are you not personally concerned about his fitness to serve? If not, why not? Because I’m very concerned,” one attendee told Grassley, who responded by saying he was not qualified to make a psychological assessment, The Des Moines Register reported.
The GOP senator also refused to answer questions about the president's use of Twitter.
“I’m not president of the United States. I’m a check on the president of the United States. That’s my constitutional responsibility. I’m going to do what I can under our constitution to make sure that nothing bad happens to our country," he said.
That should read, "he said [while dodging his responsibilities as a check on the president of the United States]," but hey, what can you expect? At least his constituents are getting sick of his prevaricating BS.
I am so torn on this. I am happy that Iowans are waking up, but they have been voting for Grassley for decades. It is also home to Steve King, the openly racist and Confederate loving troll. Iowans also replaced the liberal icon Tom Harkin with their own Michele Bachmann, Joni Ernst. And our governor is a slightly educated Sarah Palin.
The state also swung hard for Trump. It also swung hard to the right on state and local level.
And now all of a sudden Iowans do not like what they voted for? I really want to tell them to go f**k themselves. It is too late for buyer's remorse. You are apart of the problem, not the solution.
This guy has been covering trump's ass like a pair of granny panties. So much for being a check on the president. He's complicit in the cover up.
Hang it up Grassley. Your a tired old piece of shit and a traitor to America.
Fucking coward won't address the obviously 'stupid' and 'incompetent' Trump, who is trying to erode the checks and balances on the Presidency every day. Hypocritical sack of shit.
That’s my constitutional responsibility. I’m going to do what I can under our constitution to make sure that nothing bad happens to our country," he said.
As a Muslim immigrant that had a baby boy weeks after Steve King said "we cannot rebuild our culture with other people's babies," I say this with sincerity: Fuck Steve King.
Anyone that votes for him after he goes after immigrant babies is racist piece of 💩, too.
Luckily, I immigrated to Canada. But my sister and her family are in Florida and they've lived in Iowa.
Best news I've seen in a while. Old white people getting mad at Trump.
Steve King is a fucking disgrace to humanity. Sadly, I live in his district.
Fortunately, I do have the privilege working with Muslims in Ames, some "fresh off the boat". I find Muslims to be hard working, family oriented, and people who value education.
I am an atheist with Jewish and Catholic background. I get along with Muslims just fine. We have different views on God and the universe, but we have more in common.
I like you. I hate pieces of shit like Steve King.