MASON CITY, Iowa – U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley was in Mason City on Wednesday for the annual Iowa Healthiest State walk around Mason City.
The incumbent Republican senator sat down to talk with KIMT about national issues, in particular his committee’s reluctance to hold hearings on the president’s nominee to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“I would hope that whoever is sworn in as president will decide who should be put on the Supreme Court, and they will send that name to Congress and the Senate will begin confirmation,” Grassley said.
He also touched on the vice presidential debate that took place Tuesday, which he says was a little unorganized.
“I think the really bad aspect of it was that the moderator didn’t do a very good job of stopping Democratic VP candidate, Tim Kaine, from interrupting Republican VP candidate Mike Pence,” says Grassley.
Grassley is being challenged by former Lt. Gov. Patty Judge. He also discussed the claims of bowing out of a TV debate that would have been held on Iowa Public Television. He says neither candidate agreed to the terms.