Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) spoke before the Senate floor Friday in a final push for the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Four Senators, three Republicans and one Democrat, remain undecided about Kavanaugh’s nomination.
In his address, Grassley railed against Democrats and the media and undermined the allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh.
“These uncorroborated accusations have been repeatedly and unequivocally rejected by Judge Kavanaugh,’ Grassley said. He added that an FBI investigation had not yielded corroboration of the claims against him.
“There is simply no reason to deny Judge Kavanaugh a seat on the Supreme Court,” he concluded.
He claimed that Democrats are playing political games and asserted that “they will never be satisfied no matter how thorough the process is.”
He called Kavanaugh qualified and said that voting against his nomination would be a “travesty.”
“We had a campaign of distraction. A campaign of destruction,” Grassley said. He accused Democrats of promoting “mob rule.”
“I hope we can say no to mob rule by voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh,” Grassley said, before ceding the floor to Senator Dianne Feinstein.