Grassley also read his version of a "Hallmark birthday card."
The Republican senator said he got questions on a recent trip.
The president's Thursday speech is "just a useful piece of spin," he said.
Sen. Hatch suggested Reid's rhetoric was beneath him.
Sen. Rubio is also threatening to block Treasury Department nominees.
“We had a positive conversation and I encourage you to meet with him,” the senator wrote.
Sen. Reid said he wanted to "defend" the chief justice.
Sen. Chuck Grassley and nominee Merrick Garland will have breakfast.
The vote comes after senators reached a deal on tax breaks.
Durbin added that Democrats could soon make a decision on forcing a vote.