Senator Cory Booker swung for the Tony Award fences at the Kavanaugh hearing today with this dramatic performance which he referred to as a “Spartacus moment,” which was actually the same old clown show we’ve seen the last couple of days:
Booker said he risked his Senate career by releasing classified material but it had to be done in order to save the Republic, or something. The Democrats seized the moment to make Booker a Resistance hero:
Senator Cory Booker displayed the kind of political courage today that Republican leaders don't possess. Thank you for exposing the truth, Senator.
— DCCC (@dccc) September 6, 2018
There was just one detail Booker didn’t mention because it would have spoiled his performance: The documents were cleared for release the night before:
Senate Judiciary Committee staffers tell our @GriffJenkins that the documents SenBooker released today were already agreed to and cleared late LAST NIGHT. Not clear exactly which senators knew that before Booker publicly announced he was willing to violate policy and release.
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) September 6, 2018
NEW statement from Bill Burck, GWB’s records representative who led the review of Kavanaugh’s records pic.twitter.com/6MQSbgB1ub
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) September 6, 2018
But at least Booker got enough footage to use in an ad for his potential 2020 presidential campaign, and that’s all it was about.