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Booker visits New Brunswick, supports Cahill at ice cream social

Booker visits New Brunswick, supports Cahill at ice cream social Featured

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker (D) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D) joined Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J. 6) at Mt. Zion AME Church in New Brunswick yesterday to voice their objections of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

On Thursday, Booker threatened to air confidential documents regarding Kavanaugh’s position on racial profiling and information during his time working as a White House official for former President George W. Bush’s administration, according to an article from NJ Advance Media.

Booker moved to have the documents disclosed and they since have been. Whether the information was available prior to Booker’s demonstration on Thursday, where he claimed to have defied Senate rules by threatening to release the documents, has been a point of contention on both ends, according to the article.

He was threatened with penalties, that he says have since been revived by other Senate members late last week, and acknowledged his actions should have resulted in his expulsion, according to an article from TapInto.

“Right now, here we stand on Monday morning, and I have now released hundreds of pages of committee confidential documents against their rules, because they’re sham rules,” Booker told reporters from NJ Advance Media at yesterday’s event.

Menendez and Pallone echoed Booker’s feelings and said Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court could impact immigration, health care, civil rights, racial profiling and abortion in America, according to the article.

Prior to the event, Booker attended an ice cream social at Thomas Sweet Ice Cream on Easton Avenue in New Brunswick in support of Mayor James Cahill’s (D) campaign. It is Cahill’s latest in a series of initiatives to connect with the Rutgers student body leading into November’s mayoral election.

Cahill also attended the event at Mt. Zion AME Church earlier in the day.

Christian Zapata

Christian Zapata is a School of Arts and Sciences senior majoring in journalism and media studies and minoring in philosophy. He is a News Editor @ The Daily Targum. For more updates, follow him @c_zapata161 on Twitter. 

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