Sen. Cory Booker,said Thursday that he was ready to risk expulsion from the Senate to expose the “sham” of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Booker, backed up by Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, released emails — designated by the Judiciary Committee as “confidential” — that reference Kavanaugh’s position on racial profiling and thoughts on Roe v. Wade dating from his time as a White House official under President George W. Bush.
“I understand the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate. … I openly invite and accept the consequences of my team releasing that email right now. Bring it.” Booker said.
Later in the meeting all the Democrats on the committee supported Booker’s decision and invited any retaliation the GOP could bring forth in the Senate.
Blowhard GOP Sen. John Cornyn said before Booker released the documents that if he went ahead, he would be committing an offense that would be tantamount to releasing classified information.
“Running for president is not an excuse for violating the rules of the Senate,” the Texas Republican told Booker. “No senator deserves to sit on this committee, or serve in the Senate in my view, if they decide to be a law unto themselves and willingly flout the rules of the Senate.”
Booker said he doubted Cornyn would follow through on his threats.
“I think he’s like a lot of bullies are: a lot of talk no action.”
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