Sen. Cory Booker shared his request for the Senate to permit a full FBI investigation into the sexual misconduct claims made by Dr. Christien Blasey Ford towards Hon. Brett Kavanaugh, who’s nominated for a place as a Supreme Courtroom Justice.
Ford and Kavanaugh each testified earlier than the committee on Thursday concerning the allegations. On Friday, Booker was one of many Democrats who walked out of the Senate Judiciary Committee listening to on the affirmation of Kavanaugh.
“We should not have to have this vote in the present day,” Booker mentioned earlier than the vote. “We will right from the errors of the previous on this nation.”
.@CoryBooker: “This isn’t a partisan second, it is a ethical second in our nation. We should not have to have this vote in the present day. We will right from the errors of the previous on this nation.” https://t.co/FVPyEJhAJf pic.twitter.com/ZT3k0iODUP
— Fox Information (@FoxNews) September 28, 2018
Following his protest on the vote, Booker posted a word on Twitter explaining that he agreed with Sen. Jeff Flake’s request for an FBI investigation earlier than the official vote. “Though the actual investigative steps weren’t mentioned intimately, at a minimal, the FBI investigation ought to embrace investigating Dr. Ford’s credible allegations.”
He listed the measures that needs to be taken together with interviewing all of the witnesses Ford talked about in her testimony, following up on entries in Kavanaugh’s calendars and different sexual misconduct claims introduced towards the choose.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) September 28, 2018