Senator Grassley Refuses to Answer Questions on Trump’s Fitness for Office

The Republican Senator Chuck Grassley refused to comment or to give any answers on the incident that happened during the Oval Office meeting where President Donald Trump called Haiti and other African nations “shithole countries.”

The Des Moines Register reported that when the senator was asked, “Are you not personally concerned about his fitness to serve? If not, why not? Because I’m very concerned,” Grassley replied that he is not qualified to make a psychological assessment.

“I’m not president of the United States. I’m a check on the president of the United States. That’s my constitutional responsibility. I’m going to do what I can under our constitution to make sure that nothing bad happens to our country,” he added.

Last week, Trump’s mental health and the fitness for office were questioned by White House staff in Michael Wolff’s new book “Fire and Fury,” which raised a lot of questions in the public if what is said is true.

The Register also reported that at Grassley’s town hall, the Senator was asked if he is “sliding” on the Russia investigation, accusing him of “protecting the president” and “shifting the attention away from Russia.”

The senator managed to refocus the attention toward Christopher Steele, the British intelligence agent that made the dossier.

Grassley said on the issue of the offending comments by Trump on Haiti and other African nations that he “thinks it detracts from the very important issue we’ve got to get solved by March 5.”

The Hill reports that the senator again refused to give a direct answer, this time changing the focus on the deadline for lawmakers to provide a legislative fix for young undocumented immigrants affected by Trump’s decision to rescind the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“I think, generally speaking, that you’re better to keep to the issues, don’t do anything to detract from the issues and, bottom line, all people ought to be treated with respect,” Grassley concluded.

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