“I’m Knowingly Violating The Rules”: Booker To Release Confidential Kavanaugh Docs

Thursday, September 6, 2018
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Thu, 09/06/2018

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) on Thursday said that he would release “committee confidential” documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, in a move he admits would be “knowingly violating the rules” and may result in his ouster from the Senate.

Booker said “I am right now before your process is finished, I am going to release the email about racial profiling and I understand the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate.”

The email in question was part of a massive Monday night document dump from a Bush administration lawyer, hours before Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings began.

While Democrats are technically unable to prevent Republicans from confirming Kavanaugh, Booker’s announcement appears to be aimed at discrediting or otherwise casting Kavanaugh in a poor light in order to derail the confirmation.

Booker questioned Kavanaugh on Wednesday night about his stances on racial inequality referring to emails from his time as a White House counsel for President George W. Bush. But, Republicans later pointed out, one of the emails he was referring to was labeled as “committee confidential.” -The Hill

Booker’s threat frustrated Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who shot back: “How many times you going to tell us that?”

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) admonished Booker as well, telling Booker – a 2020 Democratic hopeful: “Running for president is no excuse for violating the rules of the Senate,” adding “This is no different from the senator deciding to release classified information. … That is irresponsible and outrageous.”

Kamala piles on

Another Democratic hopeful in 2020, Kamala Harris – who got her start in politics working underneath powerful California State Assembly speaker Willie Brown, 30 years her senior, began to browbeat Kavanaugh during Wednesday’s confirmation hearing over whether the USSC nominee had discussed the Mueller investigation with anyone – alluding to a specific person at the Kasowitz Benson Torres law firm.

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