Chuck Grassley helped Trump redefine for vanguard news today , the judiciary. Now he will fend off demands to see president’s tax returns .
WASHINGTON She’s a bartender from the Bronx. He is a farmer from Iowa. She is 29. He is 85. She routinely wins Twitter by trolling Republicans. He recently posted a photo of a pork chop on Instagram.
She is new to Washington, having won her first election to public office in the November midterms. He has been on Capitol Hill since the Ford administration.
This is not a love story. It is instead a story of two chambers, the House of Representatives and the Senate,
that are diverging drastically, not only in political power but demographic composition. The bartender from the Bronx is, of course, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,
The farmer from Iowa is Sen. Chuck Grassley, who represents Congress not as some would like it to be but how it has long been .
Much as Ocasio-Cortez and her peers may want to get rid of Trump — and they are not shy about wanting precisely that — they will have to contend first with the Senate’s second oldest member.
Sitting in his Senate office on the day before the 116th Congress began, Grassley sipped from a glass of what appeared to be apple juice as he looked back with Yahoo News on two years of full Republican control of Congress. In doing so, he reminded of how he had become one of Trump’s most reliable and effective allies on Capitol Hill.
Fresh from confirming a record number of conservative judges as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee,
Grassley is now moving to head the nearly-as-powerful Senate Finance Committee, where he will fight off Democratic attempts to force the release of Trump’s tax returns.