FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2015 file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. The White House is using unusually strong language to decry Republican delays in the confirmation of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, calling comments by a top Senate Republican "duplicitous." White House spokesman Josh Earnest criticized Grassley for arguing Democrats could have sought Lynch's confirmation in November or December when Democrats controlled the Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Grassley sees a bizarre equivalence between Trump, Sotomayor

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is facing a credible challenge this year, and it’s entirely possible that the Republican lawmaker will come up short, ending a congressional career that began way back in 1975.

 

, published this morning, it’s hard not to feel a little sorry for Grassley. If this is his final year in Congress, it’s a shame the GOP senator is going out as something of a laughingstock.

 

“I think that you don’t have any more trouble with what Trump said than when Sotomayor said that – when she was found saying in speeches that, quote, ‘A wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male,’” he said. “I don’t hear any criticism of that sort of comment by a justice of the Supreme Court.”

 

And that’s a shame because the Trump and Sotomayor stories couldn’t be more different. Trump’s overt racism has been widely denounced for its ugliness and brazenness, while Sotomayor’s “wise Latina” remarks

 

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley on Wednesday likened presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s controversial remarks on a federal judge to a statement frequently made by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor before she was appointed to the high court. […]   Grassley, a Republican, is Iowa’s senior senator and the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees court appointments.

 

 

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