Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) expressed his disapproval of the president’s recent comments about the Supreme Court, referring to Obama as “stupid” on Twitter, reports The Huff Post.
President Obama, a onetime professor of constitutional law, said on Monday that he is confident the Supreme Court will not overturn his signature health care law. According to Politico, he also suggested that doing so would amount to judicial activism.
Grassley, a ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, tweeted that constituents wanted to know why he was not outraged by the president’s “attack” on the court.
Grassley said he wasn’t “outraged” by the president’s statement because he believes the American people “r not stupid as this x prof of con law.”
A message left at Grassley’s Washington office seeking further explanation was not immediately returned.
Chuck Grassley is famous for his colorful (and at times indecipherable) Twitter feed. In January, his account was hacked by online activists protesting his support of the much maligned Protect IP Act, which Grassley co-sponsored.
The hacked messages were particularly notable for their use of full sentences — the senator typically tweets in shorthand.
The Iowa Republican is not the only senator condemning Obama’s remarks. On Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the president had “crossed a dangerous line” and suggested Obama “back off.”
Top Obama adviser David Axelrod hit back on Twitter, telling Grassley it looked like a child had hacked his account.
“I think a 6-year-old hijacked your account and is sending out foolish Tweets just to embarass you!” he wrote.