Everybody in D.C. Shld b warned that the agenda for the judiciary Comm is set for rest of 2017. Judges first subcabinet 2nd / AG no way
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) July 27, 2017
Just talked to Grassley about his tweet last night, and he warns Trump he isn't gonna act on ANY successor to Sessions. "My agenda is full."
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 27, 2017
He’s basically ordering Trump not to by saying that the Senate won’t confirm a replacement, thereby implying that Trump has no choice.
Excerpted From The Daily Caller: GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, urged President Donald Trump not to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a Wednesday tweet.
The senator warned the president that his committee would not take up a new nominee for attorney general, should he dismiss Sessions. Nominees for attorney general must first appear for hearings before the Senate Judiciary, prior to their confirmation is taken up by the full body.
In a Thursday interview with CNN’s Manu Raju, Grassley reiterated he would not hold hearings for any nominee to succeed Sessions, arguing the committee does not have the time or logistical capacity for such a time-consuming confirmation.
“My agenda is full,” he said. Keep reading