Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) actually said that Republicans “triggered a hurt in so many people” by the questions they proposed to Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson during her confirmation hearings.
Right off the bat I would like to point out that Booker must be mentally challenged because the questions GOP senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee asked were normal questions for someone wanting to sit on the highest court in the land based on the nominee’s own words that are either part of the record or from what she wrote down in the Judiciary Committee questionnaire.
Do we really need to reminisce over Booker’s treatment of Brett Kavanaugh when Booker labeled him as a sexual predator or when he told Amy Cony Barrett that her nomination was ‘illegitimate?’
Booker said the treatment KBJ received caused American women to question the “absurdities of disrespect” they experience in their lives.
“I am hearing from people, not just Black women, who are relating to me their stories about having to come into a room where you’re more qualified than the people who are sitting in judgement of you and having to endure the absurdities of disrespect that we saw Judge Jackson endure,” he said.
If only it were legal to slap the silliness out of someone.
Booker said KBJ’s experience reflected the poor treatment that people “who are so qualified, so worthy” have had to put up with.
“How could they disrespect a person who’s done everything right in her life and in her journey?” Booker asked.
Were senators supposed to just marvel at KBJ’s greatness and not ask what she meant when she said she wanted to meld critical race theory with Constitutional law? Were they supposed to ignore KBJ’s lenient sentencing for multiple child pornography cases, not ask her a single question?
Are the Democrats so stupid that they can’t figure out why KBJ was asked to define the word “woman,” and why it is such a big deal that refused to do so in today’s climate?
In a stunning display resembling an overacting ham on an off, off, off, off Broadway play, Booker quoted poet Maya Angelou’s “And Still I Rise,” saying “You may write me down in history. With your bitter, twisted lies, you may trod me in the very dirt. But still, like dust, I’ll rise.”
I’m surprised he wasn’t wearing a dashiki.
Sen. @CoryBooker quotes Maya Angelou: "You may trod me down in the very dirt but still like dust, I rise. Rise, Sister Jackson, rise, Judge Jackson, all the way to the highest court in the land. When we have that final vote I will rejoice. Ancestors will rejoice." pic.twitter.com/RwyjqWm8bD
— CSPAN (@cspan) April 4, 2022
There is nothing worse than the inappropriate misuse of a piece of history to play the race card.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-11 on sending KBJ’s nomination to the Senate for a full vote where she is expected to be confirmed.
Booker actually cried over GOP senators asking KBJ about her record of lenient sentencing for child pornography cases.
“You’re a person who is so much more than your race and gender,” Booker, the actor, said, adding:
You’re a Christian. You’re a mom. You’re an intellect. You love books. But for me, I’m sorry, it’s hard for me not to look at you and see my mom, not to see my cousins, one of them, who had to come here and sit behind you. She had to have your back. I see my ancestors and yours.
“Nobody is gonna steal that joy,” he said. “You have earned this spot. You are worthy. You are a great American. You’re here. And I know what it’s taken for you to sit in that seat.”
It is amazing how Democrats like Booker can cite something to make a judgmental accusation for things that never occurred.