[Ed. – He was daring everyone to do it. JW merely complied with his wishes.]
Government watchdog Judicial Watch has filed an ethics complaint against Democrat Senator Cory Booker for deliberately breaking Senate rules and releasing confidential Senate Judiciary Committee documents for political gain. Booker did so during the confirmation hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
“By publicly releasing Committee Confidential records, Sen. Booker appears to have violated provisions 5 and/or 6 of Rule 29 of the Standing Rules of the Senate (Rev. Jan. 24, 2013),” Judicial Watch details in a letter delivered to to the chairman and co-chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics
Wednesday. “We hereby request that the Senate Ethics Committee conduct a preliminary investigation into whether Sen. Booker violated Senate Rules by releasing Committee Confidential records through his social media accounts.”
Here’s what the rules state:
5. Any Senator, officer or employee of the Senate who shall disclose the secret or confidential business or proceedings of the Senate, including the business and proceedings of the committees, subcommittees and offices of the Senate shall be liable, if a Senator, to suffer expulsion from the body; and if an officer or employee, to dismissal from the service of the Senate, and to punishment for contempt.