Congress

GOP Committee Will Debate if They Should Do Their Jobs or Not

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) told reporters this morning that his committee will debate whether or not they should debate the merits of President Obama's yet to be named Supreme Court nominee tomorrow morning.

From The Hill:

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said the Senate Judiciary Committee will have a “full-blown debate” Thursday on whether to hold a hearing on a Supreme Court nomination.

“If you want to hear a full-blown debate on this issue, I think we’ll probably have one before our committee tomorrow while we’re also considering three of four judges and a piece of legislation as well,” he said.

I was going to quip that everyone should be allowed to debate whether or not they will do their jobs, but then nothing would get done. Someone has to do the work while Senate Republicans sit on their asses.

I suppose this is a step up from declaring that they won't talk about it at all, but that's not saying much.

  • mnpollio

    Ummm…in the REAL WORLD, when people decline to do the jobs that they are being paid huge gobs of money to perform, they are fired. Only in the surreal halls of the modern Congress can an entire class of people consistently refuse to do their jobs and still collect a ridiculous paycheck and then have the outright gall to gripe about the poor being parasites sucking society dry.

  • muselet

    Chuck Grassley believes a “full-blown debate” on the primary responsibility of the Judiciary Committee can be had in a few spare minutes between other activities?

    I’ve never had a particularly high opinion of Farmer Chuck’s intellect. If anything, it’s lower now.

    –alopecia

  • ninjaf

    They blinked. Now they are going to try to weasel their way out of the situation their “party first” rhetoric has gotten them into.