Day two of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings were once again riddled with theatrics. Guy will have a more in-depth analysis later, but let’s discuss Sen. Cory Booker’s nonsense stand to release documents supposedly relating to racial profiling that were deemed confidential. He called it his Spartacus moment. Give me a break—it was more 2020 posturing. He didn’t violate a Senate rule by doing this, which comes with the risk of expulsion from the body, though he said he was willing to do so for the sake of the republic. There are not enough eyes to roll on this one. This set off more Democrats whining and complaining about document releases and transparency when, again, everyone knows they’re not going to support this man. They’ve already made up their minds, which is why the Senate GOP shouldn’t entertain their nonsense motions on this front. This clown show over documents lasted nearly an hour (via Fox News):
“I am Spartacus.” #2020 pic.twitter.com/IgfxdNpjEj
— GOP (@GOP) September 6, 2018
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker injected chaos into Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing Thursday by releasing confidential Kavanaugh emails with the backing of fellow Democrats in possible violation of Senate rules, calling it an act of “civil disobedience” and drawing condemnation from the Republicans on the committee. . .
After announcing plans to do so, Booker released 12 pages of emails — which had been marked “committee confidential” — online for the public to read. The emails included internal post-9/11 discussions surrounding issues of racial profiling.
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I've said it before and I'll say it again: I will happily work with any of my colleagues from across the aisle to go through the necessary steps and processes to try and get specific classified documents released to the public. #Kavanaugh #SCOTUS
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) September 6, 2018
In the end, it was cleared prior to its release by the Bush team and the committee, so nice acting job there, Cory. Also, the big bombshell in those documents only showed that Brett Kavanaugh is reasonable, mainstream, and against racial profiling after the 9/11 terror attacks. The documents were from his time in the Bush administration, which has become a focal point for Democrats since they know there are scores of documents, immaterial ones, whose review could delay the whole process.
So the documents that Cory Booker violated committee rules to release shows that Kavanaugh rejected the use of race or national origin in airport security screening and law enforcement generally in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 https://t.co/aNIkqWeN01 pic.twitter.com/bhyBG17uz2
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) September 6, 2018
(Read more from “Senator Thought He Had a Kavanaugh Bombshell. It Was a Total Dud.” HERE)