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The Democrats at the Kavanaugh hearing are throwing down.

On Day 1, Senate Democrats tried to stop the hearing before it even started. On Day 3, they went into full-on revolt: One by one, starting with Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.), they threatened to release confidential documents about President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, Brett M. Kavanaugh.

“I am going to release the email about racial profiling, and I understand the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate,” he said. Within the hour, Booker did just that.

Other Democratic senators soon joined in, threatening to release confidential emails and documents from Kavanaugh’s time as a lawyer in the George W. Bush White House. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) cheered them on via Twitter.

Because they shouldn’t be confidential.

Within the hour, Sen. Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) released another email chain from Kavanaugh in 2002, with him debating whether Native Hawaiians should have the same protection as Indian tribes. The words “Committee Confidential” are stamped diagonally across each page.

“I would defy anyone reading this document to conclude this document should be deemed confidential in any way, shape or form,” she said.

Wait, there’s more.

These are two of tens of thousands of documents a lawyer for Bush who is vetting the Kavanaugh documents marked as confidential, meaning members of the Senate Judiciary Committee can see them, but the public cannot.

Practically, for Booker, that meant he could not display an email in which Kavanaugh discussed government racial profiling in 2002 when he used it Wednesday to try to pin down the nominee on his views of the policy. Republicans on the committee immediately raised a point of order during Booker’s questioning, claiming that the senator was unfairly cross-examining Kavanaugh without providing him the documents. They argued that Kavanaugh could not respond to specific questions about this email if he did not have the email in front of him.

He doesn’t have it in front of him because the Republicans have classified everything!

Make America a mob state again.

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