Sen. Chuck Grassleyâ€™s office on Tuesday sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray asking for an update on the status of criminal referrals made during the Brett Kavanaugh nomination. All Republican members of the Judiciary Committee at the time have signed on to the letter except one.
With the exception of Ben Sasse, every current GOP senator who was on the Judiciary Committee during the Kavanaugh hearings signed this letter to DOJ/FBI demanding to know the status of criminal referrals for false statements from Kavanaugh hoaxers. https://t.co/PaafD02Izb
â€” Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 8, 2019
Grassley writes in a statement:
In the process of evaluating claims against the then-nominee, committee investigators collected 25 written statements and spoke with 45 individuals. Those investigations culminated in the nomineeâ€™s confirmation and the release of a 414-page committee report concluding that there was no credible evidence to support any of the allegations.
Last year, then-Chairman Grassley referred to the Department of Justice four individuals for investigation for potential criminal conduct including the submission of materially false statements to the committee, obstruction of Congress and conspiracy to submit false statements or obstruct Congress.
Those GOP senators signing on to the letter includeÂ Grassley, Lindsey Graham, Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, John Cornyn, Mike Crapo, Thom Tillis, John Kennedy, and Marsha Blackburn.
Has Sasse offered any rational explanation for not holding them accountable?
â€” Sandy (@RightGlockMom) October 8, 2019
He's a dick.
â€” Sandy Parker (@RHWOOBsandy) October 8, 2019
Sounds like Sasse needs to go.
â€” Brendon Daniels (@bdaniels1996) October 8, 2019
â€” William Colvard (@WilliamColvard) October 8, 2019
â€” JM Conservative (@JMuser16) October 8, 2019
Where was @BenSasse ? Must have been sick that dayâ€¦
â€” the individualist (@theindividuali7) October 8, 2019
@SenSasse why the holdout?
â€” Perseus_XV (@Perseus_XV) October 8, 2019
Hope the voters in Ben's state send him packing
â€” Martha (@Martha6448) October 8, 2019
Sasse is weak
â€” Terry Inman???? (@TerryInman11) October 8, 2019
The fact Sasse did not sign is incredibly telling.
â€” Dmac (@sioux4evrr) October 8, 2019
â€” constitutionclinger (@RRMcPHILLIPS) October 8, 2019
â€” ?? AMERICA 1st?? (@Monica4Trump) October 8, 2019
Well he is a prick but in his defense he probably already knows nothing's happening.
â€” HR (@HR49783712) October 8, 2019
Sen. Ben Sasse tweets that he regularly considers leaving the GOP; David French already gone https://t.co/qp0fSmPo8K
â€” Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 9, 2018