Video: Sen. Grassley’s Town Hall Tells Different Story Than ‘Misportrayal’ in Media

April 11, 2016

A new video from our friends at the Daily Signal refutes mainstream media coverage of supposed intense public opposition to Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) stance on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.

The mainstream media coverage said Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, faced intense opposition back home for his stance of no hearings and no votes for a Supreme Court nominee, but a town hall video shows a different picture.

“We want to thank you for being courageous and holding that position because many people, elected officials, go to Washington and they don’t do what they said they were going to do,” Janae Stracke, born and raised in Iowa, told Grassley at a town hall event at Northwestern College, a small, Christian school in Orange City, Iowa.

A local newspaper reported that Stracke’s comments drew the biggest applause of the day, calling into question media accounts that there’s a popular upswell for the Senate to take action on Obama’s nominee to the high court, Merrick Garland.

Read the full Daily Signal story here.