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Iowa Dem Trashes Grassley and Farmers In Classist Remarks to Donors

Bruce Braley calls Grassley a ‘farmer from Iowa who never went to law school,’ warns he could be Sen. Judiciary Chair

Iowa Senate candidate Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) bashed Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) in private remarks to a group of donor trial lawyers, a new video from America Rising reveals.

Braley, apparently unaware was being videotaped, warned the group if the GOP took control of the Senate next fall a "farmer from Iowa who never went to law school" would become chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The Iowa Democrat also bragged to the trial lawyers he has consistently fought tort reform throughout his career.

The classist remarks are the latest blunder for Braley, who last fall complained the House gym didn't have any towels during the government shutdown.

How exactly Braley will explain to Iowa farmers he really did not mean they are implicitly unqualified for certain Congressional posts is unclear.

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BRUCE 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’s who’s been literally fighting tort reform for 30 years in a visible and 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 next chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.