Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) predicted that there would be more Republican women on his panel next year, after suggesting that the panel’s workload was a deterrent, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Said Grassley: “It’s a lot of work – maybe they don’t want to do it. My chief of staff of 33 years tells me we’ve tried to recruit women and we couldn’t get the job done.”
“Mr. Grassley later returned to clarify that he did not mean to imply women could not handle the committee’s workload, but rather that it made it less appealing to senators of both genders.”