Chuck Grassley rages at reporters for anti-Kavanaugh 'bias' as he promises judge will be confirmed
Chuck Grassely (CNN/screen grab)

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) blew a gasket while being questioned by reporters about the FBI's investigation into sexual assault claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

At a press conference on Thursday, Grassley predicted that Kavanaugh would be confirmed by Saturday night.

The Iowa Republican was asked if his committee would refer sexual assault accuser Dr. Christine Blasey to be prosecuted.

"I don’t know," Grassley replied. "I don’t know if there’s any reason to. What I’d like to do when we get all done because this is almost rock bottom, I would like to have the future mending things so we can do things in a collegial way that the United States Senate ought to do and particularly when it comes to Supreme Court nominations."

Grassley then admonished the press for what he said was its role in devolving political comity.

"And you folks can have something to do with this," Grassley charged angrily. "Now, I would never use the word fake news. I consider you folks policemen for our democratic system of government, but I want to show you where some of you have bias."

The chairman seemed particularly vexed because he had "demonstrators in my office for two weeks now."

"And one time the people that were for Kavanaugh wanted to be interviewed," he recalled. "And [the media] said we only — we’re only interested in interviewing people against Kavanaugh. Now, that’s a bias that none of you should be proud of."

Watch the video below from CNN.