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Sen. Chuck Grassley poses to recreate famous paintings in the ‘crusade’ against the History Channel

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Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Ia. new the famous 1930 painting American Gothic on Instagram on Tuesday, putting it in front of the original house, in which it was created.

Grassley was welcomed by Iowan artist Grant Wood, and looked remarkably similar to the original male subject of the portrait.

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Grassley, who comes from Iowa, and serves as the President pro tempore of the Senate, spoke with Fox News about the mission behind his historical recreations Tuesday during a telephone interview.

“If you already decided for me, and my comments on the History Channel, not much history on the History Channel — I, I’ll do what I can to promote the story,” said Grassley said. “So I, what you, as a real history channel on my Instagram and Twitter.”

Grassley said, the images are not always in Iowa and quoted a piece of land that Abraham Lincoln received as payment for a legal fee before he was President.

“Last year, there were some that was given to the country, Abe Lincoln, for payment for legal services he did before he was President, so there are two plots that we had taken our picture and there is a small mention of that in any of these places,” he continued.

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Grassley, the American Gothic photo said was meant to draw attention to wood, the other works and serves as a thorn in the side of the History Channel.

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“I think it’s the attention it brings to the artist the number one, are proud of him. He made a great impact on agriculture,” he told Fox News.

“It also reminds people of one of the outstanding examples of his paintings of the man and the woman in front of the house, and it is a tourist attraction as well.”

“We try to let people know that I like history and that this History is not Channel really [the] History Channel more,” added Grassley. “And I like to have fun with this crusade of mine against the History Channel.”

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