Top Republican Threatens Booker With Expulsion As GOP Blocks Democrats From Subpoenas For Key Kavanaugh Records

Top Republican Threatens Booker With Expulsion As GOP Blocks Democrats From Subpoenas For Key Kavanaugh Records

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The Senate Judiciary Committee blocked Democrats along party lines as they attempted to subpoena important and relevant documents related to Brett Kavanaugh’s White House tenure -right before they decide if he will be a Supreme Court Justice.

From The Hill:

“Democrats offered six subpoenas in total, including for documents from Kavanaugh’s work as a staff secretary in the George W. Bush administration, as well as more than 100,000 pages that the Trump administration asked to withhold from the panel.”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) wanted to issue the subpoenas related to Kavanaugh’s service as staff secretary in the White House from 2003 to 2006.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.) wanted documents from the National Archives.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D- Minn.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D- R.I.) wanted documents related to Kavanaugh’s time as a White House lawyer.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) wanted to subpoena Bush administration officials and former Senate officials over what he called the “hack” of Senate Democratic files in 2002.

All of the attempts were blocked by the Senate Republicans, while Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who is ranked the 2nd highest Republican Senator, gave a ridiculous exaggerated excuse why the Senate should rush through Kavanaugh’s confirmation, even as a historically unpopular nominee.

“I believe it would be a mistake for the committee to issue a subpoena, thus setting up a court case which could go on literally for years,” Cornyn said.

Meanwhile, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) put his career on the line again, releasing more confidential documents Wednesday night, calling into question if Kavanaugh lied under oath repeatedly.

Booker made 28 documents from Kavanaugh’s time in the Bush administration public, exposing that the circuit court judge was involved in the nomination process for the now-retired circuit court judge Charles Pickering.

The documents contradict Kavanaugh’s 2006 testimony in which he stated he wasn’t “primarily handling” Pickering’s nomination.

Now for his efforts to alert the public about Kavanaugh’s apparent habit of misleading statements under oath, a conservative group is trying to get the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate Booker’s actions, and it appears they have support from Senator Cornyn.

Cornyn has threatened Booker with expulsion from the Senate.

Booker has bravely stood up to the threats, saying that the American people deserve to know the whole story.

See more about Booker’s efforts from Newsy below;


 

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