Of course Booker’s “release the email” stance was met with opposition from Republicans. “Running for president is no excuse for violating the rules of the Senate,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said to Booker. “I’d encourage our colleagues to avoid the temptation to either violate the Senate rules or to treat the witness unfairly.” Cornyn added that: “This is no different from the senator deciding to release classified information. That is irresponsible and outrageous”. And just as Booker promised, the emails were released, even though he knew he would be in violation. Booker’s reasoning behind wanting to release the emails are quite simple, he said they show that Kavanaugh was sympathetic to racial profiling by police.
“Nothing we do here is more serious than confirming a justice on the United States Supreme Court,” Booker said. And who wants a justice who feels racial profiling is ok?