He sent this letter to Middle District of Florida Chief Judge Corrigan railing against the Middle District's decision to post on its website the "House based" JNC's notice and application process. Our District quickly took down the same links on its website.
From the letter (footnotes omitted):
By posting this notice, your Court is giving credibility to the “Commission” against the stated views of Senators Rubio and Scott. For example, there is no similar announcement for how interested parties can reach out to Florida’s U.S. Senators. The Middle District of Florida is, therefore, taking a side in a pending, partisan political dispute. As a result the federal judiciary has found itself in the middle of a purely political conflict between the House, the Senate, and the President. This bodes ill for its perceived independence.
I have the following questions for you.
1. At whose request did you place this notice on the Middle District’s website?
2. Were you aware that Florida’s Senior Senator, Marco Rubio, said of this “Commission,” “We can’t stop Joe Biden from consulting with whomever he wants in picking nominees, but this effort has no legitimacy in our eyes with regards to our advise-and-consent role.”
3. Were you aware that Florida’s Junior Senator, Rick Scott, upon hearing of this “Commission,” wrote to President Biden to oppose this “attempt [by House Democrats] to insert themselves into the nomination process”?
4. Did you consult with either Senator Rubio or Scott before issuing your Court’s announcement about the “Commission”?
5. What, if any, ethics advice did you receive before announcing the House “Commission” on the Middle District’s website?
6. Will you agree to take remedial action in order to prevent the appearance of partisan political activity on the part of your Court? In particular, will you (a) remove the notice about the House “Commission” and (b) issue a further notice that the Court takes no part in or position on the nomination process for federal office in Florida? If not, why not?
The complaint that "there is no similar announcement for how interested parties can reach out to Florida's U.S. Senators" is strange. Have Rubio or Scott announced how they intend to vet candidates? I'm sure the MDFLA would be fine posting that information as well. The problem, though, is that Scott has said he will try to block any Biden nominee. I wonder if Grassley has a problem with that.