Senate Judiciary Committee chair Chuck Grassley sent out a warning to the Trump administration on Wednesday that lawmakers won’t confirm a new attorney general anytime this year, The Daily Caller reports.
The Republican senator sent out a tweet on Wednesday warning “everybody in D.C.” that the Judiciary Committee has already set its activities for the remainder of the year, and there’s “no way” they will be able to accommodate selecting a new attorney general.
In Thursday with CNN’s Manu Raju on Thursday, Grassley reiterated that the senate will not hold any hearings to find Sessions’ replacement.
The Iowa lawmaker said that confirming a new attorney general is time consuming and the committee does not have the time or the logistical capacity to get it done within the year.
“My agenda is full,” Grassley added.
In recent days, President Donald Trump has escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, publicly criticizing him in multiple interviews and tweets.