[Ed. – Booker wants you to believe he’s taking one for the team, when in fact this is just more 2020 grandstanding.]
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Thursday said during the confirmation hearing for President Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that he will release “committee confidential” documents, which have not been cleared to be released publicly.
“I am right now before you [sic] 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,” Booker said.
Booker acknowledged that he would “knowingly violating the rules.”
Booker questioned Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday night about his stances on racial inequality, but one of the emails he was referring to was labeled as “committee confidential.”
Tens of thousands of documents have been given to the committee under the label of “committee confidential.” But Democrats on Thursday argued that they didn’t agree to that label and therefore shouldn’t have to abide by it.
Republicans immediately knocked Booker over his threat, warning he is violating Senate rules.