Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) told reporters that it doesn’t matter that Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is “innocent or guilty” of the allegations against him during a press conference on Capitol Hill Tuesday discussing the nomination process and FBI review.
In anticipation that the FBI report will show that none of the accusations against Judge Kavanaugh are collaborated, or true, Booker changed the narrative saying that it does not matter that Kavanaugh may be innocent of the charges, he emphasized that his character is not what the country needs, or wants on the Supreme Court.
Speaking before reporters on Capitol Hill, Booker said of Kavanaugh’s nomination:
My hope is, beyond the vicious partisan rancor that is going on, beyond the accusations, we don’t lose sight of what this moral moment is about in this country, and ultimately ask ourselves the question: is this the right person to sit on the highest court in the land for a lifetime appointment?
When their credibility has been challenged by intimates, people that knew the candidate well, as a classmate.
When his temperament has been revealed in an emotional moment, where he used language that, frankly, shocked a lot of us. And then ultimately, not whether he’s innocent or guilty — this is not a trial — but ultimately, has enough questions be raised that we should not move on to another candidate?
Ultimately, the Supreme Court is not an entitlement. Just because you went to Yale or were president of your class doesn’t entitle you to the Supreme Court.
This is a sacred institution and the people who should be on it — whether you disagree with their political or judicial philosophy at all — the people who should be on the Supreme Court should preserve the integrity of the court, and be beyond the reproach of these difficult partisan times.