“Senate confirmation hearings for Donald Trump’s conservative nominee for the supreme court descended into chaos on Thursday, as Democrats insisted documents exposing Brett Kavanaugh’s opinions on contentious issues are being withheld from the public.
Just minutes before the committee gaveled into session for the third day of hearings, the New York Times printed leaked confidential documents from Kavanaugh’s stint in the George W Bush White House, in which he questioned whether the Roe v Wade decision on abortion was the ‘settled law of the land’.”
“Even before the story was mentioned inside the hearing room on Thursday, the New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker announced he would leak a confidential document containing Kavanaugh’s thoughts on racial profiling and noted that the potential penalty for doing so could be ‘ouster from the Senate’.”
“… Dick Durbin, the number two Democrat in the Senate, immediately spoke in solidarity with Booker. ‘I completely agree with you. I concur with what you’re doing,’ he said. ‘Let’s jump into the pit together. If there is going to be some retribution against the senator from New Jersey, count me in.’ After his statement, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii announced she would release confidential documents as well.”