Grassley Blasts Media Bias in Kavanaugh Coverage

Melanie Arter | October 4, 2018 | 3:44pm EDT
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley speaks at a Senate GOP leadership press conference. (R-Iowa) (Screenshot)

( – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) complained Thursday of the media bias he observed in coverage of the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Grassley said demonstrators on both sides of the aisle who converged on his office for the past two weeks.


However, he observed a reporter turning down a request by pro-Kavanaugh demonstrators who asked to be interviewed, telling them the reporter was only interested in those who oppose the judge’s nomination.


“I would never use the word ‘fake news,’” Grassley told reporters at a press conference by Senate GOP leaders on Thursday.

“I consider you folks policemen for our democratic system of government, but I want to show you where some of you have bias. I’ve had demonstrators in my office for two weeks now – both for Kavanaugh and against Kavanaugh,” he said.

“And one time, the people that were for Kavanaugh wanted to be interviewed, and they said, ‘we’re only interested in interviewing people against Kavanaugh.’ Now, that’s a bias that none of you should be proud of,” the senator said.

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