Judicial Watch Files Ethics Charges Against Cory Booker


Judicial Watch has filed charges against Cory Booker with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics over his release of classified information. Booker had tweeted some classified information along with the declassified ones and Judicial Watch (JW) must have got tired of waiting for Republicans to do anything about it and took it upon themselves to file charges.

It’s probably an exercise in futility as the committee pretty much protects members of both parties and rarely do they ever do anything constructive. But at least a copy of the complaint will go into his file, never to be seen again.

Judicial Watch Files Ethics Complaint Against Sen. Cory Booker For Violating Senate Rules

The government watchdog group Judicial Watch delivered a letter on Wednesday to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics requesting that it investigate Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) for his “admitted violation [of] Senate rules by releasing confidential records through his social media accounts,” said the organization in a Sept. 12 press release.

In a Sept. 7 tweet, Sen. Booker said, “I broke committee rules by reading from ‘committee confidential’ docs.” Also, in a Sept. 9 Facebook post, Booker said, “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.”

The Democratic senator also opened a Dropbox account that is accessible to the public. It contains documents and is headed, “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,” said 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?” asked Fitton.

Booker is planning a run for president in 2020. That makes 153 Democrats running. Booker has a bad case of foot in mouth disease, but then again, name a Democrat who doesn’t.

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