Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) took matters into his own hands on Thursday, during the third day of Brett Kavanaugh’s Judiciary Committee hearing. After being fed up with how fast the process was moving, Booker decided to release 12 pages of “committee confidential” emails tied to discussions Kavanaugh had about “racial profiling.”
“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 Thursday morning.
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?