Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, said he was willing to be expelled from the Senate in order to ‘disclose’ so-called ‘secret’ documents — that Senate Republicans approved to be made public anyway.
Feigning bravery, Booker was eager to inform the world on Thursday morning that he had “knowingly violated the rules” by releasing a chain of emails from Judge Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings. “This is about the closest I’ll ever have in my life to an ‘I am Spartacus’ moment,” Booker boasted.
But as the day went on, it started to look more and more as though the documents had been cleared for release before the senator’s theatrical reveal. And he knew it.
After Bill Burck, an attorney overseeing the review of Kavanaugh’s records, went on the record with a statement saying Booker had been informed the documents were cleared for release, reports emerged to confirm that account. As the Washington Post reported, “Booker’s office responded [to Burke]by criticizing the process — while acknowledging Burck’s point about the documents.”
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