Show NotesSenator Chuck Grassley of Iowa (grassleyworks.com) joins Liberty & Justice host Matt Whitaker to talk about Iowa, Election 2022, the DOJ, the FBI, Hunter Biden, NOPEC, Big Tech and so many other issues. Watch every episode of Liberty & Justice at http://www.whitaker.tv.
Chuck Grassley lives on a family farm in New Hartford, Iowa, a short distance from the farmhouse where he was born in Butler County. He’s Iowa’s longest-serving Senator, and he remains firmly rooted in the state, bringing Midwestern common sense to the nation’s capital. When the Senate’s not in session, you’ll find Chuck Grassley home in Iowa, meeting with Iowans, or cheering for Iowa sports teams, especially for he and Barbara’s alma mater University of Northern Iowa. Senator Grassley earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in political science from the University of Northern Iowa and pursued Ph.D. work at the University of Iowa.
Senator Grassley keeps in touch with Iowans to make representation work. Listening to their ideas and concerns helps him make government work for Iowans, not the other way around. When he was elected to the Senate, he decided he would visit each of Iowa’s 99 counties every year to give Iowans an opportunity to tell him what’s on their mind. He’s done it every year since. In January, he kicked off his 42nd consecutive year holding 99 county meetings. Chuck Grassley sets the standard for accessibility and accountability in government. Senator Grassley listens, and then he goes to work.
Senator Grassley is the most senior Republican in the U.S. Senate, and serves on influential committees that give Iowans a key voice at the policymaking tables. He’s the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, former chairman of the Finance Committee, and serves on the Agriculture and Budget Committees where he leverages these important assignments to fight for Iowans on issues like immigration, health care, trade, taxes, agriculture, biofuels, protecting our constitutional rights, and many others.
Chuck Grassley will celebrate 68 years of marriage in August with the love of his life, Barbara Grassley, who was born in Sumner, Iowa. Together they raised five children: Lee, Wendy, Robin, Michele, and Jay and enjoy family celebrations on the farm.
Matthew G. Whitaker was acting Attorney General of the United States (2018-2019). Prior to becoming acting Attorney General, Mr. Whitaker served as Chief of Staff to the Attorney General. He was appointed as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa by President George W. Bush, serving from 2004-2009. Whitaker was the managing partner of Des Moines-based law firm, Whitaker Hagenow & Gustoff LLP from 2009 until rejoining DOJ in 2017. He was also the Executive Director for FACT, The Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust, an ethics and accountability watchdog, between 2014 and 2017. Mr. Whitaker is the Author of the book--Above the Law, The Inside Story of How the Justice Department Tried to Subvert President Trump. Buy Matt’s book here: https://amzn.to/3IXUOb8
Mr. Whitaker graduated with a Master of Business Administration, Juris Doctor, and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa. While at Iowa, Mr. Whitaker was a three-year letterman on the football team where he received the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor.
Mr. Whitaker is now a Co-Chair of the Center for Law and Justice at America First Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow at the American Conservative Union Foundation. Matt is on the Board of Directors for America First Legal Foundation and is a Senior Advisor to IronGate Capital Advisors. He is also Of Counsel with the Graves Garrett law firm. Whitaker regularly discusses legal and political issues on Fox News, Newsmax and other news outlets. He splits his time between Iowa, Florida and Washington, D.C.