Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Thursday sought to clarify a series of remarks he made over the course of this week about how he thinks Senate Republicans should approach President Obama's nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. But in doing so, Grassley offered an incomplete timeline of his remarks and left his position on the confirmation process unclear.
The senator said earlier this week that he had not yet decided whether to hold a hearing on the nomination, but those comments followed a statement his office issued in which he indicated that he felt the nomination should wait until after the 2016 presidential election.
The Judiciary Committee chairman made his first comments about Scalia's death to the Des Moines Register on Saturday.
"I wouldn’t make any prognostication on anything about the future because there’s so many balls in the air when those things are considered," he said at the time.
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