Senator Chuck Grassley changed his tone a bit during this week’s Capitol Hill Report when it comes to his prediction on what role President Donald J. Trump will play in the 2024 race for the White House.
Grassley told the Des Moines Register in mid-January that there is “very little opportunity” for Trump to lead the Republican Party regardless of impeachment.
Grassley, who voted to certify the Electoral College results without any 10-day audit of the vote, will be up for re-election in 2024 if he decides to run again. State Sen. Jim Carlin announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate on last week.
When asked about whether he thought President Trump would be a force in 2024 last week, Grassley said only time can tell.
“I think that we have a lot of good leaders and I’m sure anybody that wants to be a candidate for President is going to come out in the next couple of years forcefully to seek the nomination,” he said. “And that’s going to answer your question. I still wouldn’t write him off as being a leader, but I don’t know to what extent he’s going to show that leadership. I don’t know whether he even wants to be.”