VIDEO: Bruce Braley Mocks Chuck Grassley As A “Farmer From Iowa Who Never Went To Law School”
New video of Bruce Braley shows him scoffing at the notion that Chuck Grassley (R-IA) would be the next Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Braley mocked Grassley for being just a “farmer from Iowa who never went to law school.”
BRALEY: “To put this in stark contrast, if you help me win this race you may have someone with your background, your experience, your voice, someone who’s been literally fighting tort reform for thirty years, in a visible or public way, on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Or, you might have a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school, never practiced law, serving as the next Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Because, if Democrats lose the majority, Chuck Grassley will be the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.”
In the video, Braley is addressing a group of lawyers at a South Texas fundraiser about his ambition to be elected as Iowa’s U.S. Senator and serve on the Judiciary Committee. He told the Texas audience that they should help elect him to the Senate because he shares their “voice” and has been “someone who’s been literally fighting tort reform for thirty years.”
Obviously, Braley, who spent his entire career as a trial lawyer, has anxiety from the prospect that the next Chairman of the Judiciary Committee won’t legislate the agenda of trial lawyers’ special interests.
Mocking a “farmer from Iowa who never went to law school” seems like a bizarre strategy for courting voters in Iowa.