“I’m saying I’m knowingly violating the rules,” Sen. Booker said. “I’m saying right now that I’m releasing committee confidential documents.
“I violated it because I sincerely believe the public deserves to know this nominee’s record,” he said later in the hearing.
Senator Cory Booker – the first African-American U.S. Senator from New Jersey – leaked confidential documents to The New York Times relating to the judge’s work in the George W. Bush White House, Thursday, during the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing.
As a White House lawyer in the Bush administration, Judge Brett Kavanaugh challenged the accuracy of deeming the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision to be “settled law of the land,” according to a secret email obtained by Black Westchester (see below).
The email, written in March 2003, is one of thousands of documents that a lawyer for President George W. Bush turned over to the Senate Judiciary Committee about the Supreme Court nominee but deemed “committee confidential,” meaning it could not be made public or discussed by Democrats in questioning him in hearings this week.
Several Democrats joined Senator Booker in a show of solidarity.