‘Bring the charges!’ Cory Booker raises all hell at Kavanaugh hearing with ultimate self-aggrandizing stunt

Another day of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing launched into chaos thanks to Sen. Cory Booker who made good on a threat to release a confidential email about racial profiling.

The New Jersey Democrat set off the fireworks at Thursday’s hearing as he threatened to commit an act of “civil disobedience” by releasing a confidential Kavanaugh email.

“I am going to release the e-mail about racial profiling and I understand that the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate,” Booker said as the third day of Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing got underway.

And while he admitted that he would “knowingly” be in violation of Senate rules by doing so, Booker was backed by other Democrats as Republicans on the committee condemned the threatened action.

Townhall editor and Fox News contributor, Katie Pavlich, blasted the antics by Democrats.

Booker’s grandstanding threat came one day after he questioned the nominee in a contentious exchange that cited an email  between Kavanaugh and a colleague which seemed to imply that Kavanaugh was open to racial profiling tactics. Though Booker was warned about confronting Kavanaugh with unseen documents, the Democrat announced Thursday that he would release the email anyway, calling it a “great illustration of the absurdity of the process” since nothing in it is “national security-related.”

“I come from a long line, as all of us do as Americans, that understand what that kind of civil disobedience is and I understand the consequences,” Booker said, at one point challenging, “bring it” as Texas Sen. John Cornyn read Senate rules.

Top Republicans called out the potential 2020 presidential contender.

“Running for president is no excuse for violating the rules of the Senate or of confidentiality of the documents that we are privy to,” Cornyn said.

“Can I ask you how long you’re going to say the same thing three or four times?” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley asked.

“I’m saying I’m knowingly violating the rules,” Booker responded. “Senator Cornyn has called me out for it.”

“How many times are you going to tell us that?” Grassley pressed.

Booker’s fiery challenge came complete with comparing himself to Spartacus, the ancient gladiator who led a slave uprising against the Roman Republic.

“This is about the closest I’ll probably ever have in my life to an, ‘I am Spartacus’ moment,” he declared.

Democrats unrolled a line of questioning going into day three of confirmation hearings that seemed to indicate they were looking to lay a trap for the US Supreme Court nominee. More than 70 people have been arrested for protesting and disrupting the hearing over the course of the few days as it has devolved into chaos on occasion due to shouting from the audience area or contentious exchanges between Democrats and Kavanaugh.

Booker finally followed his pompous disruption of the hearing by tweeting out the documents he claims he was referring to in the questioning, releasing 12 pages of emails online which were marked “committee confidential” and included internal discussions after 9/11 that were related to the issues of racial profiling.

Booker’s allies called his grandstanding actions “unprecedented.”

https://twitter.com/SymoneDSanders/status/1037708653892194304

If he his brought up on charges, it definitely will be.

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