Today Democratic Senator Cory Booker released emails, including an exchange with Judge Kavanaugh where he advised the Bush Administration to use “race neutral” policies in airport security. The disgruntled Senator and Democratic Presidential hopeful (to himself at least) tried to suggest the emails were hidden by House Republicans because of the references to race. Booker implied that Kavanaugh had made racially derogatory or offensive remarks in the emails.
Fox News analyst and host Shannon Bream broke that the emails had already been cleared for release, and Booker actually didn’t break any committee rules. He just simply tried to make himself look like his self proclaimed Spartacus reference.
The Senate Committee communications staffer Garrett Ventry state this on Twitter.
Here’s what happened: Last night, Senators Leahy, Coons, Blumenthal and Booker requested that certain “committee confidential” documents be made public for use during the hearing for Judge Kavanaugh. https://t.co/nAmaAI5sxm— Garrett Ventry (@GarrettVentry) September 6, 2018
Chairman Grassley went to bat for them, and worked with the Justice Department and office of former President Bush to waive the relevant statutory restrictions on those documents. Those restrictions were waived before 4:00 AM this morning and made ready for release.— Garrett Ventry (@GarrettVentry) September 6, 2018
In short, Sen. Booker made a scene this morning about committee confidential docs that Chairman Grassley helped make public prior to the hearing today.— Garrett Ventry (@GarrettVentry) September 6, 2018
Fox News is now reporting that Booker’s office had been informed that the documents had been cleared before the hearing. Meaning that the Senator put on a show, and in fact did nothing brave or courageous as he would like you to believe. The Democrats have used this week of the Kavanaugh hearings to grand stand, and pre-audition for what many feel like is a Presidential debate for deranged leftists.
Senator Cornyn who had the heated exchange with Booker said he learned from Senator Mike Lee of Utah after the exchange that the documents had been cleared for release. “All of this drama this morning was apparently for nothing, and it’s unfortunate,” he concluded.