Iowa café hilariously roasts Sen. Grassley’s obstructionism with new #DoYourJob menu
Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley — who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee — is getting more and more heat at home for his refusal to hold hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.
With 58 percent of general election voters in his home state saying that less likely to vote for him due to his intransigence, a Des Moines eatery is reminding breakfast-goers that long time senator needs to do his job.
According to KAAL-TV, having breakfast or brunch at the Ritual Cafe means choosing between a hearty bowl of Obstruction Oats or maybe a Justice Delayed Bowl featuring steamed eggs, roasted peppers, feta cheese and olives. And you can wash both down with Confirmation Coffee — locally roasted and organic.
According to cafe owner Denise Diaz, she updated the menu and renamed it “Chuck Grassley: #DoYourJob” after being approached by Why Courts Matter Iowa, representing a coalition of liberal groups.
The menu commemorates the Tuesday morning breakfast meeting between Grassley and Garland, where the Iowa senator was expected to tell the judge — whom he has praised as “qualified” — why he refuses to hold hearings.
The vegetarian cafe announced the menu change for Tuesday only, along with posting the days specials on Facebook.
The cafe’s Facebook account also boasts a photo of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during a campaign stop in December, reading: “Bernie Sanders in the house.”