Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson just exposed Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) as the “Jussie Smollett of Democratic politics” following the display that Booker put on during the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing of President Joe Biden’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson.
If you haven’t seen what Booker did and if you have a weak stomach, then this might not be the story for you. It gets nauseating fast.
A confirmation hearing is where Senators are supposed to essentially interview a presidential nominee in order to determine whether or not he or she is the right person for the job. It’s an important part of the process, particularly when the hearing is for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.
Booker, however, did anything but interview Jackson. In fact, he didn’t even ask a single question.
What did Booker do? He gave a speech in which he cried, or, in Carlson’s words, in which he “slobbered all over the nominee.”
Here’s one example:
Your family and you speak to service, service, service, and I’m telling you right now I’m not letting anybody in the Senate steal my joy. I told you this at the beginning… I’m embarrassed. It happened earlier today. I just look at you and I start getting full of emotion. … You didn’t get here because of some dark money groups. You got here how every Black woman in America who’s gotten anywhere has done, by being like Ginger Rogers said, “I did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards in heels.” … They’re going to accuse you of this and that. Heck, in honor of your person who shares your birthday, you might be called the communist, but don’t worry, my sister, don’t worry. God has got you.
Jackson added to the theatrics by also crying while Booker was making his speech. Booker, at another point, said:
It’s hard for me not to look at you and not see my mom, not to see my, my cousins, one of them who had to come here and sit behind you. She had to be, she had to have your back. I see my ancestors and yours. Nobody’s going to steal the joy of that woman in the street or the calls that I’m getting or the texts. Nobody’s going to steal that joy. You have earned this spot. You are worthy. … Today, you’re my star. You are my harbinger of hope.
“It’s exactly Jussie Smollett”
Carlson, on Thursday’s broadcast of his Fox show, compared Booker to Jussie Smollett, the actor who infamously staged a hate crime against himself, but when he was caught claimed to be the victim of an unjust criminal justice system.
“Now you can judge, but you have to concede that whatever else he is, Cory Booker is a remarkable actor,” Carlson said. “He is the Jussie Smollett of Democratic politics. A fraud? Yes, but a deeply committed one, a man who has honed his skills.”
Carlson went on to further expose Booker and Jackson for who they really are.
For decades, these two pioneers have followed virtually identical paths. Both grew up in white-collar families. Both went to multiple elite schools. Neither one has ever left the tiny world of credential mongering NPR listeners who run this country.
Carlson later compared Booker’s performance at Jackson’s confirmation hearing with his performance at Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing, giving further insight into who Booker really is. The whole segment is worth a watch if you haven’t seen it. Carlson really brings down the curtain on Jackson’s farce of a confirmation hearing.