During another day of questioning of Judge Kavanaugh by rabid, leftist lawmakers, during the very ugly Supreme Court Justice nomination process, Democrat Senator Corey Booker (NJ) threatened to released confidential emails, suggesting they would be damning in nature and would hurt the nomination of Justice Kavanaugh.
He was rebuked by Grassley and then Cornyn but then said, “Bring it, bring it”.
Booker followed up that bravado with this comment: “This is about the closest I’ll probably ever have in my life to an, ‘I am Spartacus’ moment.”
During his grandstanding moment, that was carefully orchestrated for the cameras, the 2020 presidential hopeful was warned by Senator Cornyn to not break the committee rules, and release the documents as Booker was threatening, warning him that such an action could cause him to be removed from his position as a US Senator.
Senate Rule XXIX (29) Section 5, which Booker may be subject to for releasing Kavanuagh email: “Any Senator..who shall disclose the secret or confidential business or proceedings of the Senate..shall be liable, if a Senator, to suffer expulsion from the body”
Booker declared to the Senators in the room that he was prepared to lose his position for the breaking of rules: “I am, right now, before your process is finished — I am going to release the email about racial profiling. I understand that the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate.”
Soon after the grandstanding moment, Booker’s team released the documents.
The fury over the documents led to a letdown for Democrats. The documents only demonstrated that in 2002, soon after the 9/11 attacks, Kavanaugh was against the racial profiling of people while working for the Bush White House. Kavanaugh told colleagues in the email that he favors “effective security measures that are race-neutral” for airports, and he is against “race-based” remedies for law enforcement in the aftermath of the attack. –Daily Caller
Here’s Booker’s tweet, where he released the documents that only served to boost the reputation of President Trump’s pick for our next US Supreme Court Justice:
These are the 4 documents marked committee confidential that I brought up in my questioning of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh last night –> https://t.co/2RZkY2FS9a
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) September 6, 2018
Booker was roundly mocked on social media for his bloviating epic fail:
Twitter user Joe Savilla responded to Booker’s release of the emails by telling him, “I look forward to the Senate moving to remove you from your seat.”
Another Twitter suggested that Savilla not get his hopes up, as 67 votes are necessary to remove a Senator.
So do they.
Of course you need 67 votes to remove a senator. Don't think that's gonna happen.
— Chris Raimondi (@ChrisRaimondi) September 6, 2018
Savilla replied: Regardless if it happens or not, it’s the principal of the action to move for removal. Sen. Booker violated the rules, intentionally and knowingly. We, society must follow rules and laws. Senators should as well.
Here is a close-up view of the documents that help to clarify that Kavanaugh was against racial-profiling after 9-11 and is clearly color-blind when it comes to justice: