Cory Booker Says He Is Going To “Knowingly Violate” The Senate Rules (Video)
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., says he is going to violate Senate rules by releasing a “committee confidential” document on racial profiling. “I’m saying I’m knowingly violating the rules,” Booker said, and he will accept the consequences.
Cory Booker says he is going to “knowingly violate” the Senate rules and release one of the emails that are being concealed by Republicans from Brett Kavanaugh’s White House service. He says it’s “civil disobedience.”
Cory Booker is daring Senate Republicans to hold him in contempt for publicly releasing damaging documents about Brett Kavanaugh that they’ve been trying to conceal from the public. Booker says they’ll show that hiding the emails is not justified.
Dick Durbin to Cory Booker: “I concur with what you are doing. Let’s jump into this pit together … If there is going to be some retribution against the senator from New Jersey, count me in. I want to be part of this process.” (via CBS) pic.twitter.com/4x9FW84L10
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 6, 2018
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Thursday released emails from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s time as a White House counsel, escalating a heated fight over his documents.
Booker released approximately 12 pages of emails tied to discussions Kavanaugh had on racial inequality including one email thread titled “racial profiling.”
The documents are marked “committee confidential,” meaning they are not supposed to be discussed or released publicly.
“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,” Booker said at the hearing.
Booker acknowledged that he would be “knowingly violating the rules.”
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.”
In one of the emails, Kavanaugh questioned Department of Transportation (DOT) affirmative action regulations.
“The fundamental problem in this case is that these DOT regulations use a lot of legalisms and disguises to mask what in reality is a naked racial set-aside,” Kavanaugh writes in one of the emails from 2001. More