Senator Chuck Grassley Is the Absolute Worst and the Internet Agrees
Grassley is THAT old white dude who is ruining everything.
Chuck Grassley is definitely the worst. What we’ve learned so far, from the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, is that Grassley is biased towards Kavanaugh and is clearly not afraid to make that fact known.
Every time he opens his mouth, we’re reminded of how much he doesn’t care about the trauma that Dr. Ford went through. He opened the whole thing by apologizing to both Ford and Kavanaugh, which really told us all we needed to know about where this was going before it even truly got started.
So of course, the internet is tearing him apart, as it should. He’s a terrible man, from what we’ve seen today, and clearly, with the stakes of this hearing, it isn’t okay that he’s all but dismissing parts of this case.
yeet Chuck Grassley into a hole
— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) September 27, 2018
One of the main problems with Grassley is how seemingly unaware he is of what his words are doing—the way he is approaching the women questioning Ford, the way he is speaking to Ford and defending Kavanaugh in the same breath … all of it is not a good look.
Unselfawareness thy name is Grassley.
— Irin Carmon (@irin) September 27, 2018
The more he speaks, the deeper the hole gets. Everything he points out just reflects badly on him, not on anyone else.
Dr. Blasey Ford’s emotional testimony contrasted with Grassley reading off a timeline of perceived slights is really something
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) September 27, 2018
But, of course, the overwhelming narrative is that every time that Grassley speaks, the anger grows. He cuts women off, he literally stopped a woman answering a question to tell her to do what she was already previously doing, and he gets to comment on EVERY question asked to Dr. Ford. Why? Who knows, but it doesn’t seem very fair when he is clearly biased towards Kavanaugh.
Every time Chuck Grassley opens his mouth I hate him more.
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) September 27, 2018
To prove that he is biased towards Kavanaugh, the trial began with a speech from Grassley that was very clearly designed to make Dr. Ford nervous. It didn’t work but it did share a light on the kind of man that Grassley is.
Grassley’s diatribe, with Dr. Ford sitting there captive, is clearly designed to rattle her. It’s a powerful man trying to diminish a far less powerful woman. It’s a capsule summary of everything that’s going on here.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) September 27, 2018
Even Dr. Ford’s lawyers are not here for the bullshit that Grassley is spewing at this trial, looking at each other as Grassley makes statements that, based on their reactions, are not true.
The look Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyers gave each other when Grassley’s lawyers said this hearing was scheduled “in close consultation” with them: pic.twitter.com/lM77qqky1T
— Peter Stevenson (@PeterWStevenson) September 27, 2018
Personally, I want my shot at him. He thinks he’s all-knowing and that he can silence women when he’s speaking, yet he cuts off women constantly? Let him try to stop me. I don’t shut up.
I wanna debate Grassley. Let me do it.
— rachel leishman (@RachelLeishman) September 27, 2018
Maybe, at the end of the day, it’s time to have Grassley retire, but then again, why was he in a position of power in the first place?
I would say Grassley is way past his shelf life but that would require him to have been useable and fit at some point.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) September 27, 2018
Today is a hard day for a lot of people so please, be kind to one another—except for Grassley and the rest of his Republican cronies. Drag them.
They’re prosecuting a victim. Cross-examining a survivor. Last time I checked she wasn’t the one asking our country for a job promotion.
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) September 27, 2018
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