DES MOINES – Last night, Donald Trump solidified his status as the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination with victories in Michigan, Mississippi, and Hawaii. Despite his hateful and offensive rhetoric, Trump continues to build on his delegate lead and is now well positioned to win the Republican nomination.
Trump’s clear standing as the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination comes as Senate Republicans, including Iowa’s own Chuck Grassley, have taken Trump’s advice to “delay, delay, delay” the Supreme Court confirmation process until after the 2016 presidential election.
Iowans can clearly see the consequences Grassley’s failure to do his job: he is holding a seat on the Supreme Court vacant in the hopes that the current Republican frontrunner, Trump, wins the general election and can therefore nominate his choice to the bench.
As the Quad-City Times editorial board wrote last month, “At this point, Grassley and McConnell are, in essence, holding a seat on the Supreme Court for a Trump administration, a man whose personal politics are as varied as fish in the Amazon and whose campaign offers nothing but rage.”
It should come as a surprise to no one that Chuck Grassley is doing Donald Trump’s bidding. Consider that in January, Grassley introduced Trump at an Iowa rally, expressing appreciation for the GOP frontrunner and even reciting Trump’s signature line: “We have an opportunity once again to make America great again.”
“Senator Grassley validated Donald Trump and his hateful policies back in January with his warm introduction at a rally before the Caucuses,” said IDP Press Secretary Josh Levitt. “Now, Grassley is holding a Supreme Court seat open for Donald Trump to fill. Instead of endorsing Senator Grassley’s partisan obstructionism, Iowans have a different message for their Senator: make judicial confirmations great again.”