The confirmation of Justice Brian Kavanaugh has been highly contentious and very ugly from the outset. Made so by paid protestors and rabble-rousers, along with congressional members of the Democratic Party that seem far more intent on obstruction, than they do on actually fulfilling the duties of the tasks allotted to the positions they were elected to fulfill.
Senator Cory Booker (NJ-D) continued that tradition on day two of the hearings as he postured and bloviated for a dog and pony show of his own creation full of a lot of fanfare and over inflated ego.
After referring to himself as “Spartacus” on Thursday morning, Booker declared dramatically that he was prepared to figuratively throw himself on his sword for the American people, stating if he lost his elected position as senator for breaking the rules then so be it.
Booker said: “I am, right now, before your process is finished — I am going to release the email about racial profiling. I understand that the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate.”
Much grandstanding and innuendo as to the exact nature of the emails abounded, making sure all the world knew, at least in Booker’s mind, the email would be damning in nature and could potentially hurt the nomination of Justice Kavanaugh.
Despite being sternly rebuked by Grassley and later Sen. John Cornyn (TX-R), Booker and his team of sycophants and “yes men” chose to ignore and released the documents in defiance to rules governing the process.
As Booker acted as Master of Ceremonies, the 2020 presidential hopeful was warned that threatening to release the emails in such a fashion constituted an action that could cause Booker to be removed from his position as a United States Senator.
Clearly, not taking the warning seriously, Booker followed up that bravado with this narcissistic commentary, stating – “This is about the closest I’ll probably ever have in my life to an, ‘I am Spartacus’ moment.”
Senate Rule XXIX (29) Section 5, which Booker may be subject to for releasing Kavanaugh email: “Any Senator..who shall disclose the secret or confidential business or proceedings of the Senate..shall be liable, if a Senator, to suffer expulsion from the body.”