Chuck Grassley mocked over complaint about missing family reunion: ‘Retire’

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa lamented on Twitter that Senate business would force him to miss a “Grassley family reunion” for the second year in a row.

Grassley tweeted Friday that New York’s Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has decided on a Senate program for a second year that will force him to miss his family reunions. Iowa Republicans said they would need to be in Washington, D.C. to “fight” for passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, although the combined support of Democrats expected passage of the bill regardless of Republican opposition. .

“Each December Schumer sets the schedule for the Senate. Based on the schedule, the Grassley family reunites,” Grassley tweeted, “For the second year in a row I won’t be in reelection. I’m in D.C. and Dems to fight an irresponsible tax and spending bill. The HV schedule needs a Republican majority we can count on and a Responsible Financial Agenda.”

Reactions to the tweet were largely negative, with many commenting that large numbers of workers are regularly forced to miss family events due to work obligations. Some even urged the 88-year-old senator to retire, who is seeking re-election this year.

Senator Chuck Grassley was urged to “retire” on Twitter after complaining that Senate business would force him to miss a family reunion. Grassley is pictured during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on July 12, 2022 in Washington, DC.
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“Sen @ChuckGrassley tweeted that people’s business keeps them away from family reunions,” the admiral tweeted. Michael Franken, Grassley’s Democratic opponent in the November 8 election. “What a derision! Horror! Try posting for a year in inaccessible places doing business of the country. Try telling your 4YO that you’ll see him after kindergarten graduation. Try to retire.”

“I’m sure a great crew of Iovans would be more than happy to have @ChuckGrassley attend all the family reunions she could possibly stand,” the author Emily Hauser tweeted.

“Looks like the job is a bit too much for @chuckgrassley to handle,” the political commentator tweeted. Cheri Jacobso, “It’s time to put him on the pasture.”

“Sir, I couldn’t care less about your vacation,” tweeted the author Charlotte Clymer, “Ask any service member whose leave was approved for family leave and then canceled at the last minute due to unit needs. If our military may be called upon to do so, then You can too. Stop crying and do your thing.”

“You are suffering!” rock band count wheat tweeted. “How do you cope? Imagine if there were families that couldn’t reunite because of money and work schedules. Would you like to live in such a country too?”

“Oh chuck, just go home,” tweeted the author Elizabeth Bear,

“Ooh!” University of Wisconsin Professor Jonathan Senchin tweeted. “You are like the millions of retail and food service workers whose managers demand that they be available at any time every week for flexible scheduling, rather than having to do reliable, frequent shifts that lead to childcare, school, other jobs. possible to plan. etc.”

newsweek reached out to Grassley and Schumer’s offices for comment.

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