Grassley To Step Down As Judiciary Committee Chairman


Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) stepped down as judiciary chair, likely leaving Trump ally Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) in charge.

Grassley announced that he’ll leave his chairmanship to lead the Senate Finance Committee. The move paves the way for Sen. Graham to take over the Judiciary Committee in January, which would make him President Trump’s point person on judges.

“Looking ahead, at the Finance Committee, I want to continue to work to make sure that as many Americans as possible get to experience this good economy for themselves.”

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) is poised to lead the Senate Judiciary Committee after Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) announced he is stepping aside from that role to become chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

Graham would oversee judicial confirmations if he becomes Judiciary Committee chairman. Grassley said he would work for more tax relief as Finance Committee chairman, the Associated Press reports.

Graham said in September he would remember how Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process played out if he was to become committee chairman.

“If I am chairman next year, if we keep the majority and Senator Grassley (R., Iowa) moves over–and I hope he doesn’t because I think he’s done a great job–I’m going to remember this,” Graham said. More

Congratulations Lindsey Graham I really hope you get it because you’re the best man for the job. He definitely earned this distinction during the Kavanaugh confirmation.  

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