Republican Senator Grassley to skip party’s convention due to virus concerns

Republican Senator Grassley to skip party's convention due to virus concernsU.S. Senator Chuck Grassley will skip President Donald Trump’s presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in August due to coronavirus concerns, a spokesman for the senator confirmed on Monday. The 86-year-old Iowa Republican has attended each of his party’s conventions since he was first elected to the Senate in 1980. “I’m not going to go because of the virus situation,” Grassley told reporters on Monday, according to a report in the Des Moines Register.