On CNN Monday, analyst Gloria Borger tore into Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for standing by former President Donald Trump at his rally in Iowa over the weekend, even in the wake of the January 6 Capitol insurrection.
"How is it possible that less than a year later, Grassley would stand by Trump's side as he spouts new election conspiracies?" asked anchor Wolf Blitzer.
"Craven ambition. Total hypocrisy," said Borger. "What Chuck Grassley said after January 6th ... he accused Donald Trump of belittling and harassing elected officials across the country to get his way and accused the president of 'extreme, aggressive, and irresponsible behavior.' And there he is, accepting his endorsement because Donald Trump is popular in his state."
Borger noted that Trump's own supporters were a threat to Grassley during the January 6th Capitol riots.
"This is someone who was in the Capitol that day and had to hide from the insurrectionists," continued Borger. "This is someone who should know better. This is someone who, throughout his political career, has been on the side of whistleblowers. And the other day he said that Donald Trump did absolutely nothing wrong in his office on January 3rd when he was trying to pressure the Department of Justice to fix the election. Something has happened with Chuck Grassley, and he wants to get re-elected and knows Donald Trump can help him get there in Iowa."
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