Grassley extends deadline for Kavanaugh accuser while complaining that he is getting 'played'
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA). Image via screengrab.

In a series of tweets late Friday night, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) appeared to extend the deadline for the accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee, but added that he feels like he is getting played.

With Christine Ford's lawyers explaining that she needed more time to consider Grassley's counteroffer because she spent the day speaking with the FBI about death threats she has received, Grassley replied via Twitter.

"With all the extensions we give Dr Ford to decide if she still wants to testify to the Senate I feel like I’m playing 2nd trombone in the judiciary orchestra and Schumer is the conductor," Grassley tweeted, before adding, "Five times now we hv granted extension for Dr Ford to decide if she wants to proceed w her desire stated one wk ago that she wants to tell senate her story Dr Ford if u changed ur mind say so so we can move on I want to hear ur testimony. Come to us or we to u."

He then tweeted to Kavanaugh explaining his decision, writing, "Judge Kavanaugh I just granted another extension to Dr Ford to decide if she wants to proceed w the statement she made last week to testify to the senate She should decide so we can move on I want to hear her. I hope u understand. It’s not my normal approach to b indecisive."

You can see the tweets below: