Sen. Cory Booker doubled-down on his outlandish hoax during Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing Thursday; repeatedly claiming he was “breaking the rules” by releasing confidential emails despite the documents being cleared for publication well in advance.
Booker was speaking with CNN’s Anderson Cooper when he was pressed on whether he was really “violating” Senate procedure by publicly disclosing the documents.
“Was it really a violation?” asked Cooper. “At this point President Bush’s representative says he cleared the documents before 4am per your staff’s request and that they had told you they could be used publicly. Grassley’s office also confirmed you were told the restrictions had been waived. How do you square that with what you said?”
“I square that very easily. Last night I broke the rules… I continue to release the documents. I’m breaking the rules. I’m breaking the sham rules,” said Booker.
BOOKER BACKLASH: RNC Chair RIPS ‘Pathetic’ Cory Over Kavanaugh Hearings
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel unloaded on Sen. Cory Booker Tuesday, slamming the New Jersey legislator for using “crocodile tears” to fundraise off President Trump’s pick to join the Supreme Court.
McDaniel blasted Booker hours after Brett Kavanaugh arrived at the US Capitol to kick-start his Senate confirmation process; saying the left-wing lawmaker was using the public hearings to raise funds for his campaign.
“Cory Booker is using his crocodile tears as a ploy to raise money. It’s pathetic,” she tweeted.
Cory Booker is using his crocodile tears as a ploy to raise money. It’s pathetic.https://t.co/gIeUBAzHj6
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) September 4, 2018
Booker and his fellow liberal Senators dragged their feet during the opening hours of Kavanaugh’s hearings Tuesday; urging Chair Chuck Grassley to postpone the proceedings until they had more time to review the nominee’s court records.
BOOKER EXPLODES: Cory Violates Senate Rules, LEAKS KAVANAUGH Email, Invites ‘Consequences’
Sen. Cory Booker openly defied Senate rules during Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing this week; announcing his plan to intentionally leak a prior email exchange from his time as a lawyer for President George W. Bush.
Booker exploded during Kavanaugh’s confirmation process over an email surrounding “racial profiling,” saying his office will publicly leak the message knowing it could result from a “potential ousting from the Senate.”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 6, 2018
“When this process is finished I’m going to release the email about racial profiling. I understand that the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate,” said Booker.
“If Sen. Cornyn believes that I’ve violated Senate rules then I openly invite and accept the consequences,” he added.