Grassley on Supplemental FBI Background Investigations

Washington, DC…Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa issued the following statement regarding the ongoing supplemental FBI background investigation for the nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

“The FBI conducts background investigations in accordance with the agency’s standard operating procedures, and it has done so six previous times for Judge Kavanaugh. I’m confident that the FBI agents tasked with this responsibility will not succumb to public political pressure or politicians telling the agency how to do its job. Respectfully, the career public servants and professionals at the FBI know what they’re doing and how best to conduct a background investigation. The FBI’s business should be carried out independent of political or partisan considerations. I hope my Democratic colleagues do not attempt to interfere in that process.”