The reason for this blog is embodied in this excerpt from Judicial Watch’s latest press release:
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it hand-delivered a letter to the chairman and co-chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics calling for an investigation into Senator Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) admitted violation Senate rules by releasing confidential records through his social media accounts. Senator Booker faces expulsion from the Senate for his violation of the rules.
Sen. Booker admitted to violating Senate rules when he issued a tweet on Friday, September 7 saying:
Weds—I broke committee rules by reading from “committee confidential” docs.
Sen. Booker then posted the following entry on his Facebook account on Saturday, September 9:
And the classification of many documents as “Committee Confidential” is a sham… I willfully violate these sham rules. I fully accept any consequences that might arise from my actions including expulsion.
Additionally, Sen. Booker uploaded Committee Confidential records to a publicly accessible Dropbox account with the heading “Booker Confidential – Kavanaugh Hearing Documents”.
“Senator Booker, in an absurd invocation of ‘Spartacus,’ explicitly invited his expulsion from the Senate in his egregious violation of the rules and contempt for the rule of law and the Constitution,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Will the Senate assert the rule of law in the Booker case or allow mob rule to be the new standard?”
Is Cory Booker above the law?
Based on his antics last week, I doubt that he’s above anything at all.
Let’s wait and see where this goes.