'Beneath the Dignity of the Senate': Scalise Rips Booker's 'Spectacle' at Kavanaugh Hearing
NJ Dem vows to violate rules, release confidential email.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) blasted Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), for promising to violate Senate rules by releasing a confidential email from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
"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 Thursday in a shocking move at the start of Day 3 of the Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearings.
"Bring the charges," Booker responded when Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) read the rules on confidential documents.
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Booker previously accused Kavanaugh of showing a willingness to approve racial profiling tactics, citing an email that he vowed to release Thursday with support from other Democrats. Booker, seen as a likely presidential hopeful in 2020, was criticized by Republicans for not providing the email in question to Kavanaugh.
Speaking on "America's Newsroom," Scalise accused Booker and other Senate Democrats of trying to launch their 2020 presidential campaigns at the hearings.
He said Booker and other Democrats are trying to appease their base, which is "racing" further and further left toward socialism.
"It's beneath the dignity of the Senate to try to turn this into a circus," said Scalise, arguing that Booker is making a "spectacle" of the proceedings in order to position himself for a presidential bid.
Watch the full interview above.