In Newton, Iowa on 1/11/21 Chuck Grassley referred to the January 6th Capitol Riot as an “insurrection”. He said, “Right now, there’s very little opportunity for Trump to lead the Republican Party”.
Referencing the Capitol Riot again, Grassley released the following statement: “Everyone must take responsibility for their destructive actions yesterday, including the President. As the leader of the nation, the President bears some responsibility for the actions that he inspires, good or bad. Sadly, yesterday he displayed poor leadership in his words and actions, and he must take responsibility.” Grassley went on to say, “President Trump continued to argue that the election had been stolen even though the courts didn’t back up his claims. He belittled and harassed elected official across the country to get his way.”
So, in Grassley’s own words Trump isn’t fit to be the head of the Republican Party, he is responsible for the insurrection on January 6th, and he lied (and still is lying) about the election being stolen. Yet, after receiving Trump’s endorsement at a rally in Des Moines on October 9th, Grassley behaved like the sycophant that he is simpering, fawning, and bootlicking, much like a puppy waiting for a pat on the head from his owner.
You sold your soul, Mr. Grassley, and lost any dignity that you may have had left. I hope that belly scratch you got was worth it.