Skip to comments.Lindsey Graham on Booker's 'Gotcha' Document: You Should Have 'Read the Damn Thing'
Posted on 09/07/2018 10:11:31 AM PDT by Kaslin
Democratic senators put on quite a show Thursday at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing. Desperate for a "gotcha" moment that would disqualify the Trump nominee, the senators asked pointed questions and gave lectures about transparency. But, they embarrassed themselves in the process.
Sen. Cory Booker (NJ) got the loudest laugh.
Booker's theatrics came at the very beginning of the hearing. He interrupted Chairman Chuck Grassley's opening remarks to announce that he had broken Senate rules and released "committee confidential" documents about Kavanaugh's opinions on racial profiling. He even referred to himself as "Spartacus," as if he was some kind of martyr.
Well, two things. First, it turns out that those "confidential" documents he was talking about had already been cleared for release. Bill Burck, the former Bush administration lawyer overseeing the production of Kavanaugh's documents, said so in an email, adding he was surprised by Booker's histrionics.
"Yes, we cleared the documents last night shortly after Senator Booker's staff asked us to," Burck said. "I was surprised to learn about Senator Booker's histrionics this morning because we had already told him he could use the documents publicly."
So, his "sacrificial" heroics were all for show. Second, the document in question showed Kavanaugh was against racial profiling. So, just like that, both of his narratives were debunked.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reacted to Booker's display Friday morning on Fox News by giving his colleague some friendly advice.
"If you're gonna use a document to disqualify a nominee, read it," Graham suggested. "If you read the damn thing," he added, you'll see that Kavanaugh "was against racial profiling.
Other Republican senators poked some fun at Booker Friday morning.
On this day in 71B.C. the Thracian gladiator Spartacus was put to death by Marcus Licinius Crassus for disclosing confidential scrolls. When informed days later that in fact the Roman Senate had already publicly released the scrolls, Crassus replied “Oh, ok, my bad”.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) September 7, 2018
“You know... I knew Spartacus.” pic.twitter.com/94eGPCkOp1— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) September 6, 2018
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That'd be "acting white."
The whole point of this tiny, little gnat of a man’s poorly planned show was to saw the line “I am Spartacus”.
Spartacus or Sperticus?
Cynthia McKinney’s long lost brother.
“I knew Spartacus. I worked beside Spartacus. Spartacus was a friend of mine. You, Senator Booker are no Spartacus!”
More like Spurious.
This is one of the Dems’ A-list candidates for President in 2020 and no, I’m not kidding.
Did Senator Booker Troll himself yesterday? This is hilarious
Yeah, so many of his voting base have seen a Kirk Douglas movie from 1960.
Is that the tail of some strange insect sticking out of his ear?
You don’t have to have seen the movie in order to be familiar with the line or what it generally means.
Booker jumped through all sorts of pointless hoops just to say that.
He literally achieved nothing else other than delivering that line.
Facts don’t matter to most people. Booker gave the media some quotes they can run with and liberals will eat it up.
He also has some good material for his 2020 campaign - doesn’t matter if there’s no truth, it’ll make good ads.
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