Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Ia., has a busy few weeks ahead of him. The 7-term senator will be chairing four days of hearings next week for Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court nominee, the same time hearings for Sonny Perdue are expected to begin.
Grassley, members of both the judiciary and agriculture committees, said he will delegate someone to take over his position of the judiciary committee so he can attend the ag committee for a short period of time (5-10 minutes).
He wants to take that time to ask the nominee for secretary of agriculture, Perdue, some questions, although he admitted to AgriTalk host Mike Adams he isn’t quite sure what he wants to ask.
As for Perdue’s confirmation, Grassley doesn’t foresee any problems with his confirmation, and some Democrats will vote for Perdue.
To get Gorsuch out of the judiciary committee, Grassley believes there will be a party line vote. Once he gets on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Grassley is confident there will be some Democrats that will support him and doesn’t anticipate a filibuster.
Listen to Grassley give the timeline for Gorsuch’s hearings and how he could be confirmed as soon as April 8 on AgriTalk above.