Kirsters Baish| As we previously reported, Democratic Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey made a commotion during the Kavanaugh hearings last week.
In case you missed Booker’s ripoff “Spartacus moment”:
“I will say that I did willingly violate the chair’s rule on the committee confidential process,” Booker said in the hearing room.
He continued, “I take full responsibility for violating that, sir. And I violate it because I sincerely believe that the public deserves to know this nominee’s record. And in this particular case, his record on issues of race and the law. And I could not understand, and I violated this rule knowingly, why these issues should be withheld from the public. Now, I appreciate the comments of my colleagues. This is about the closest I’ll probably ever have in my life to an ‘I am Spartacus’ moment.”
The thing is that Booker is a liar. Seung Min Kim wroteTwitter, “NEW statement from Bill Burck, GWB’s records representative who led the review of Kavanaugh’s records.” She attached the image of a quote reading, “We cleared the documents last night shortly after Senator Booker’s staff asked us to. We were surprised to learn about Senator Booker’s histrionics this morning because we had already told him he could use the documents publicly. In face, we have said yes to every request made by the Senate Democrats to make documents public.”
So, not only were the documents already cleared for release, but now it has been proven that Booker was dead wrong about his claims regarding Kavanaugh’s stance on racial profiling.
Now it seems that even the normally restrained and generally quiet Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas feels the need to put his two cents in on the matter. On Wednesday evening, Thomas spoke at a Federalist Society event that was taking place in Washington, D.C. C-SPAN aired the event.
Conservative Tribune writes:
Thomas was asked about the increasingly common critiques of the “legitimacy” of the Supreme Court, which in liberal terms is a reference to the “illegitimate” conservative leanings of justices appointed by Republican presidents, as opposed to the liberal leanings of justices appointed by Democrats, which are “legitimate.”
“First, I have no idea what you’re talking about,” Justice Thomas responded regarding “preserving the legitimacy” of the Supreme Court.
“I think what preserves all of our legitimacy is … that we do our jobs honestly, we do it with integrity, we do it with an ethical foundation, a moral foundation. We follow the law, we live up to the oaths that we take,” he continued. “And I think, brick by brick, we build up the structure and fabric of a society. Not one of us can tear it down or build it up by ourselves.”
Thomas also said, “Honorable — if we could use that word about more people who are in public life, people who actually ask the questions at confirmation hearings, instead of ‘Spartacus.’” The audience erupted in applause and laughter, which prompted Thomas to start laughing.
“But if we could use the word ‘honorable’ more often, think about the difference it’ll make. Then you’ll have a legacy. We will have left the country in better shape morally, structurally, than we found it,” Justice Thomas continued. “But as long as we’re looking at our interests, or scoring points, or looking cute, or being on TV, or the greenhouse effect or what editorials we’re getting. Especially the legal system, how do we maintain it? If you can’t debate hard issues honestly, with honor, with integrity, how do we keep a civil society?”
Through the years, Justice Thomas has earned a reputation of being a man of few words outside of written opinions and events here and there. Senator Booker’s actions were so ridiculous that even Thomas had to come forward and comment on it.