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Sr., Booker vows, the ‘knowingly’ violate Senate rules
The democratic senator from New Jersey, says he is going to release E-Mail about “racial profiling” and will accept the consequences.
Sen. Cory Booker, Brett Kavanaugh at the Thursday hearing, he said was ready to “knowingly against” the rules of the Senate judiciary Committee and risk his position to the public on an E-Mail from the Supreme Court nominee on the issue of “racial profiling”.
Booker, D-N. J., said that the Committee was rushing the hearings before everyone was able to read thoroughly and digest thousands of Kavanaugh-related documents to the members, especially the stack of 42,000 Monday night, the day before the hearing began.
“I say, I’m knowingly violate the rules … I am releasing the Committee’s confidential documents,” Booker Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said at the Thursday hearing.
KAVANAUGH PROTESTERS FLOOD GRASSLEY’S OFFICE BEFORE THE HEARING: “WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT SOME THINGS”
John Cornyn, R-Texas, suggested Booker the announcement and said that a potential 2020 presidential run “rules is no excuse” for the breach of the Senate or the confidentiality of documents, the Committee inaugurated.
“This is not unlike the senator, the decision to release the classified information as “advertising” by the Executive branch, because they happen to not agree with the decision on the classification. This is irresponsible and outrageous, and I hope that the senator will reconsider his decision,” said Cornyn, by the behavior “unworthy” of a senator.
Moments later, Booker released 12 pages of E-Mails marked “Committee confidential” to read online for the public. The E-Mails contain internal post-9/11 discussion of the problems of racial profiling.
“These are the 4 selected documents Committee confidential, I have in my questioning of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh last night,” Booker tweeted Thursday morning, with a reference to the secret E-Mails.
BOOKER RELEASES SECRET KAVANAUGH E-MAILS, IN SPITE OF THE SENATE RULES, DRAWING GOP CONDEMNATION
These are the 4 selected documents Committee confidential, I have in my questioning of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh last night –> https://t.co/2RZkY2FS9a
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) 6. September 2018
The tweet received almost 10,000 retweets within an hour, and prompted the answers of several U.S. senators.
Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., thanked Booker for the release of the documents, and the provision of transparency for the American people.
.@SenBooker and Sen.@MazieHirono are the right thing to do, by the release Board #Kavanaugh Committee confidential documents. You should not be excluded from the Senate for their actions, they should be applauded.
Americans deserve to know #what arethey hiding? #Stop kavanaugh
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) 6. September 2018
“@SenBooker and Sen.@MazieHirono the right thing to do, by the release Board #Kavanaugh Committee confidential documents. You should not be excluded from the Senate for their actions, they should be applauded. Americans deserve to know,” he tweeted.
Sr., Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., echo Markey’s remarks and, again, the call to follow in the footsteps of their Democratic colleagues to delay the negotiations.
“Released #Kavanaugh docs are a proof of how important it is that we know that this record candidates. Americans deserve transparency. @SenateGOP needs to stop hiding documents from the American people, let them & suspend this hearing until the Americans know what to believe in this candidate,” she added.
The released #Kavanaugh docs are a proof of how important it is that we know that this record candidates. Americans deserve transparency. @SenateGOP needs to stop hiding documents from the American people, let them & suspend this hearing until the Americans know what this candidate believes
Senator Cortez Masto (@SenCortezMasto) 6. September 2018
Cornyn has his previous exchange with Booker, where he blasts him for violation of the rules of the Senate. Minutes later, he commented on Booker’s publication of the confidential Kavanaugh E-Mails.
“Turns out, it is already free for public viewing,” he wrote.
Trurns it is already free for public viewing: Booker orders Release of Kavanaugh E-Mail in the ‘act of disobedience’ https://t.co/XhBiKw3eyG via @RollCall
Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) 6. September 2018
Sr., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., also showed support for Booker.
“I stand with my colleague @CoryBooker. The Americans have a right to Kavanaugh ‘s full Album,” tweeted Harris, who has repeatedly asked to Kavanaugh the Committee to move hear.
I stand with my colleague @CoryBooker. The Americans have a right to, Kavanaugh a complete data set. pic.twitter.com/mGYbwnAhR4
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) 6. September 2018
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, claimed that the published documents reveal, Kavanaugh is a “dangerous candidate” and he is “dangerous to women.”
It could not be clearer. The records prove it. Kavanaugh is a dangerous candidate, and he is dangerous for the women.
We cannot, we must not remain silent. https://t.co/UCXdCKFMHw
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) 6. September 2018
“We cannot, we must not be silent,” she said.
Despite protesters ” interruptions and criticism from Democrats, Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., he said impressed Kavanaugh of behaviour, and ‘ s quiet.
“Judge Kavanaugh’s work and the record speaks for itself. He is a highly qualified #SCOTUS candidate, and I am impressed with his record and how he treated his @senjudiciary hearings so far,” Isakson tweeted.
Judge Kavanaugh’s work and the record speaks for itself. He is a highly qualified #SCOTUS candidate, and I am impressed with his record and how he treated his @senjudiciary hearings so far. https://t.co/PfYvu4qTx5
Johnny Isakson (@Senator Isakson) 6. September 2018
Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.
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