Ritual Cafe in downtown Des Moines will rename its breakfast menu on Tuesday, April 12th, while Senator Chuck Grassley holds his breakfast with Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland. Click here to view the menu.
DES MOINES — Iowans hungering for Senator Grassley to do his job will find a full docket of breakfast items tomorrow at Ritual Cafe in downtown Des Moines. The locally owned restaurant will rename several of their breakfast items, for a ‘Grassley #DoYourJob Menu’ to be served at the same time Senator Grassley will have breakfast with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in Washington, D.C. The #DoYourJob Menu will feature Obstruction Oats, Advice and Consent Cappuccino, Constitution Quiche, along with a variety of other items.
The full menu can be found online by clicking here.
It has been 59 days since Justice Scalia passed away, creating a vacancy on the Supreme Court, and 26 days since President Obama announced the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland. Senator Grassley has refused to hold a hearing for Garland in the Judiciary Committee, where he serves as Chair. This would be the first time that a Supreme Court nominee was refused a hearing.
“Iowans wake up every day, have breakfast, and do their job,” said Matt Sinovic, executive director of Progress Iowa and Why Courts Matter Iowa coalition member. “We don’t get to decide when to follow our job description, and Senator Grassley shouldn’t get to ignore the constitution and the precedent set by a century of hearings. We hope after his breakfast meeting with Judge Garland, Senator Grassley will stop serving up cold obstruction and start doing his job.”
Additional details for the Grassley #DoYourJob Breakfast:
WHO: Why Courts Matter Iowa Coalition
Matt Sinovic, Executive Director, Progress Iowa
WHAT: Sen. Grassley #DoYourJob Breakfast
WHEN: Tuesday, April 12, 7:00 – 10:00 AM
WHERE: Ritual Cafe; 1301 Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa
The Why Courts Matter Iowa coalition is focused on ensuring that the federal judiciary is representative of America’s diverse population and ending the judicial vacancy crisis so that every American can have his or her day in court. Why Courts Matter Iowa is led by Iowa Citizen Action Network, Americans for Democratic Action Iowa, Progress Iowa, and One Iowa. For more information visit www.whycourtsmatteriowa.org.