Cory Booker, hero? Sen. Booker likened himself to Spartacus after declaring he would leak classified information to the press during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, but is that really heroic? Andrew Klavan certainly doesn’t think so, as he explained on Thursday’s episode of The Andrew Klavan Show.
“Whether Trump is an obtuse, chaotic doofus or not, the system right now is delivering more of that American way of life people fought and died for in 1776. I don’t care what an anonymous unelected New York Times guy says, and I don’t care what Cory Booker says, and I hope he is thrown out of the Senate just for my own personal amusement,” Klavan said. “That is what we’re fighting for, and we shouldn’t be distracted by all the craziness on either side.”
Video and transcript below:
Let’s just go over to the Kavanaugh hearing where Cory Booker, who is obviously running for president – an office he will never hold, not in my lifetime, not in your lifetime, he will never be President of the United States – but he is doing everything he can. They’re questioning Kavanaugh on Roe v. Wade, he says yes, it’s a precedent, it’s a very strong precedent, but precedents can be overturned. They questioned him on guns, he has the answer on guns, he’s just not giving them anything to tear him apart on.
So, thank heavens unelected anonymous New York Times guy is not running our government, Cory Booker is gonna take matters into his own hands, and protect the rule of decency in law by violating the rules of the Senate and the rules of decency, and releasing classified papers from the Bush administration. Here he is telling you what a hero he is:
Cory Booker: “I knowingly violated the rules that were put forth, and I’m told that the committee confidential rules have knowing consequences, and so sir I come from a long line, as all of us do as Americans, and understand what that kind of civil disobedience is and I understand the consequences. So, I am right now before your process is finished, I’m going to release the email about racial profiling, and I understand that the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate, and if Senator Cornyn believes that I violated Senate rules, I openly invite and accept the consequences of my team releasing that email right now. I’m releasing it to expose, at number one, the emails that are being withheld from the public have nothing to do with national security, nothing to jeopardize the sanctity of those ideals that I hold dear. Instead what I’m releasing this document right now to show, sir, is that we have a process here for a person, the highest office in the land, for a lifetime appointment – we’re rushing through this before me and my colleagues can even read and digest the information.”
Everything in that statement is untrue, it’s not the highest office in the land, they’re not rushing through it, they’ve got all the papers they need they’ve had them for a long time, the papers that they are looking for are mostly classified, they’re just trying to delay things hoping that the midterms will turn everything around. Not gonna happen. Mitch McConnell is very much in control of this process, and unless something explodes, this guy’s gonna be confirmed to the Supreme Court, and then they will have wasted their panic, because I think Trump is going to continue to be president, and one of the older Supreme Court justices is gonna kick and then they’re really gonna have reason to panic.
I just want to read something that every American should read. Every American should read Antonin Scalia’s dissent in Obergefell, the decision of the Supreme Court that decreed gay marriage a right, and you know where I stand on this, you know that I’m perfectly happy for there to be gay marriage, I don’t care about that at all. But here is something I do care about – I want to read this because this is the vision that we’re trying to defend, it is not about Roe v. Wade, it is not about Obergefell, it is about who runs America and what America is supposed to be like. I’m just gonna read the first two paragraphs very quickly, this is Scalia dissenting on the gay rights decision:
Antonin Scalia: “The substance of today’s decree is not of immense personal importance to me, the law can recognize as marriage whatever sexual attachments and living arrangements it wishes, and can accord them favorable civil consequences from tax treatment to rights of inheritance. Those civil consequences in the public approval that conferring the name of marriage evidences, can perhaps have adverse social effects, but no more adverse than the effects of many other controversial laws. So, it is not of special importance to me what the law says about marriage, it is of overwhelming importance however who it is that rules me. Today’s decree says that my ruler, and the ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court. The opinion in these cases is the farthest extension in fact, and the furthest extension one can even imagine, of the courts claimed power to create liberties that the Constitution and its amendments neglect to mention.”
“This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine, always accompanied by extravagant praise of Liberty, robs the people of the most important Liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the revolution of 1776, the freedom to govern themselves. Until the courts put a stop to it, public debate over same-sex marriage displayed American democracy at its best. Individuals on both sides of the issue passionately but respectfully attempted to persuade their fellow citizens to accept their views. Americans consider the arguments, and put the question to a vote. The electorates of eleven states, either directly or through their representatives, chose to expand the traditional definition of marriage, many more decided not to. Win or lose, advocates for both sides continued pressing their cases, secure in the knowledge that an electoral loss can be negated by a later electoral win. That is exactly how our system of government is supposed to work.”
It is that system of government we are trying to defend, it is that system of government Cory Booker and unelected New York Times guy are fighting against. Whether Trump is an obtuse, chaotic doofus or not, the system right now is delivering more of that American way of life people fought and died for in 1776. I don’t care what an anonymous unelected New York Times guy says, and I don’t care what Cory Booker says, and I hope he is thrown out of the Senate just for my own personal amusement. That is what we’re fighting for, and we shouldn’t be distracted by all the craziness on either side.