This must mean Cory Booker is running for President in 2020
Gets his page in the history books by testifying against Jeff Sessions
Does it get more craven than Cory Booker securing his place in history by becoming the first Senator ever to testify against a fellow Senator during confirmation hearing?
It should happen on Wednesday.
Are there not enough people already calling Sessions names that Booker has to add his voice?
Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is set to testify against Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions Wednesday in an unprecedented move during his attorney general confirmation.
This would be the first time in Senate history that a sitting senator will testify against another sitting senator for a Cabinet post during a confirmation.
“I do not take lightly the decision to testify against a Senate colleague,” Booker said. “But the immense powers of the attorney general combined with the deeply troubling views of this nominee is a call to conscience.”
That makes this flashback pretty awkward. Last February, at a ceremony to recognize the 1965 Voting Rights Marches Foot Soldiers, Booker talked about how proud he was to work with Sessions on the civil rights award.
“I am humbled to be able to participate here and pay tribute to some of the extraordinary Americans whose footsteps paved the way for me and my generation,” Booker said at the time. “I feel blessed and honored to have partnered with Senator Sessions in being the Senate sponsors of this important award.”
I guess this means #Booker2020
@CoryBooker stop pretending to be principled and announce your 2020 run at the confirmation hearing
— Ryan (@alwaysonoffense) January 10, 2017
In response to Cory Booker move to testify against @jeffsessions, every Dem even thinking about running 2020 must demand equal time
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Any idea what testimony he has to offer? I hope the committee is strict with him and makes it clear that he is to stick to facts and not veer into giving his opinions, and if he has no facts to tell then he has no business testifying.
Most valid testimony in a formaland serious setting does not begin with the words, “Once upon a time…..”.
He has nothing. He is going to say Sessions voted against certain bills. Sessions will give his reasons which will be logical and reasonable. Booker will make a speech that Sessions won’t protect minority’s, transgender, blah, blah, blah. Sessions will state that he will follow the law and not make law. The Senate will vote and Sessions will be approved.
Art. I, Sec. 6 of the Constitution, which declares senators and representatives provides that “for any speech or debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other place”
This means Booker can spread any lies he wants. Like Harry Reid he can say Sessions does not pay taxes or he can say Sessions sniffs little girls tricycle seats.
Hey, I don’t consider it a deep, dark sin for a member of the Senate to testify against another in a confirmation hearing.
Not any more than I think one should not testify against another in a ethics hearing. There’s simply nothing “sacred” about being a member of the Senate. To think otherwise seems the height of elitism. Would any of us castigate a Senator Lee for testifying against Robert Byrd or Teddy Kennedy? Sure as spit not me!
OTOH, Booker IS committing a deep, dark sin by his bullshit testimony, regardless of the venue or Sessions’ status.
Is Booker going to offer relevant first-hand evidence concerning Sessions fitness to serve as attorney general? Or is this merely a stunt?
I’m pretty much going with ‘stunt’.
Yes, this “senate solidarity” thing is BS. If Booker has actual testimony to offer with regard to Sessions’s suitability to the office, let him give it. But it had better be testimony, based on first-hand knowledge, not mere speechifying.
Maybe he saw him wearing a Grand Cyclops outfit in the Senate chamber or he just called him “boy” I don’t know.
Maybe he will tell the committee that Sessions is a real nice guy and show himself he is a true centrist as he reaches out to the RINOs and other moderates. Just kidding, he’ll go full nut job Dem.
Turns out it was mere speechifying.
Oh yeah, the Donk’s next Presidential campaign is now in full swing. We have Andrew “The Gov” Cuomo, Elizabeth Warren, and now Corey Booker. The Wicked Witch of Chappaqua and “Michelle” Obama are also prepping ground for another tilt at the windmill.
Go with “Wicked Witch of Westchester”. Not only is it alliterative, it evokes L Frank Baum’s well-known character. And I’ve been using it since she moved there 16 years ago. (Before that I’d been calling her Lady Macbeth.)
Thumbs up Milhouse!
Conscience. He keeps using that word. I do not believe it means what he thinks it means.
I have no objection to his testifying against anyone he wishes – free country, free speech & all that (go figure, the Dems have discovered those concepts yet again!). I duly note his hypocrisy and will remember it well come 2020.
Hmmmm. Oh, looky here! Not even a year ago Booker was singing Sessions’s praises.
2020: Booker/Harris or Harris/Booker (Kemala Harris of CA)
Please, no more morons from NJ running for POTUS.
BREAKING: Dylann Roof, who killed 9 people at a historically black church in South Carolina, has been sentenced to death
Dylann Roof has asked the judge for new lawyers in order to request a retrial, just moments after the jury delivered a death sentence
I don’t think he will get the new lawyers he was asking for. Yes, his representation was incompetent (himself) but given that everyone at every level told him NOT to do that, it looks like he intentionally gave himself incompetent representation, which means he intentionally sabotaged his own defense just to try and prolong things by inventing grounds for getting 2 trials.
It wouldn’t be the first time this has happened, and in the past, courts have not looked kindly on defendants who attempted to manipulate the system in this fashion.
This is a critical mistake for Booker, since the video produced by his ‘testimony’ will be A/B rolled next to last years fawning praise of Sessions for as long as Booker remains in politics.
Does T-Bone accompany him?
T-Bone for VP! Those two are tight! Remember that time they came under sniper fire together?
Is Booker any different from Shelia Jackson Lee, Maxine
Waters, Elijah Cummings, Bobby Scott, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, all rappers and a host of other publicity seeking a$$holes? He is doing this for one reason and that is publicity. He knows that even though it will hurt him with white voters he has seen what the odious Keith Ellison has done and believes he can build on that within the Demorat party of racial identity. The DNC is so tainted that Booker will probably become their nominee in 2020!
Ah… we have already tried an affirmative action President. When it was all done, I didn’t feel better about myself or the race relations in this country.
Don’t need to repeat that mistake twice.
This will backfire on the short-sighted Booker. That video will sink him and reveal him to be the moron that he truly is.
This much obvious obstructionism is not going to play well with anybody but their dwindling constituency, the hard left.
If he’s working on building a high national profile, necessary for any run for higher office, he’d have to appeal to the Democrat/Liberal/Inner Child demographic … so it won’t matter how moronic it is. A reputation as a fighter—even an ineffectual one—against those evil Republicans is far better than no reputation at all.
demonrats – the party of NO – NO integrity – NO ethics – NO morals !
Booker will have many obstacles to overcome for higher office. Chairman O has demonstrated what affirmative action gets you. Adequate but not excellent.
Cory had better be careful he could be cutting his own throat
with this stunt to push what could be talking points for the democrat members trying to damage the Trump administration.