During the 2018 National Conference on Ending Homelessness and Capitol Hill Day, Senator Corey Booker took on the role of community agitator that worked so well for the former president, Barack Obama, as he called for Democrats to make members of Congress feel threatened by them.
Standing in front of a crowd, Booker told the activists to “Get up in the face of some Congresspeople”
Booker, who has been mentioned as a possible 2020 presidential election candidate, was speaking Wednesday at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, D.C.
He concluded his address by encouraging people not to be passive, and to instead “go to the Hill today.”
“Please, get up in the face of some congresspeople,” he said.
Last week, during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, the dishonest Senator from New Jersey referred to himself as “Spartacus”, after he threatened to release emails that were previously marked confidential. Booker threatened that the release of the confidential emails 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.
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.