The big news of the day is Sen. Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing. He’s expected to be confirmed, but obviously, the entire process is essential. It’s beneficial for us to see how Trump’s Cabinet picks operate under pressure. While Sessions has been a public servant for years, we don’t usually get to see this side of him. I mean, before Trump picked him, how often did you stop throughout your day and think, “Gee. I wonder what Sessions is up to right now. Lemme check CSPAN.” I’m a political junkie, and I’ve never done that.
However, Sessions’ hearing won’t be all smooth sailing. A handful of idiotic protesters have made their appearances, and one senator is set to make an “unprecedented” move. Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is planning to testify against Sessions, even though he has absolutely no reasonable basis to do so.
— All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) January 10, 2017
Did you hear that? Even he doesn’t seem to know why he’s doing it. Notice that he brags about how he’s breaking Senate tradition by testifying against another sitting senator. He’s really proud of that.
If you think Booker’s motivated by anything other than self-promotion, you’re wrong. This is a political move. Booker’s setting himself up for some sort of future run. (Perhaps 2020?) He wants to be able to say, “Hey! I made history by testifying against another sitting senator (who was a racist, obvi).”
— Delta Blue (@DeltaBlueStrat) January 10, 2017
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 10, 2017
@jaketapper booker wants to make a name and move up the decrepit liberal ladder 😴
— DogGone (@HardlyApathetic) January 10, 2017
I'm not a fan of Sessions as AG, but even Democrats and progressives see through the obvious irrelevance & self-promotional BS of this move. https://t.co/IPyyoQT6k7
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) January 10, 2017
Why didn't Cory Booker go after Hillary when she called Sen. Byrd, a previous member of the KKK, a "mentor and friend?"
— Dixon Babb (@dixonjbabb) January 10, 2017
Oh. Rep. John Lewis will testify against Sessions too. Because why the heck not?
— AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) January 10, 2017
Just for fun, here’s an inconvenient flashback to last year, when Sen. Booker expressed how awesome it was to work with Sessions in order to honor civil rights activists.
It’s almost like his plan to testify against Sessions is a giant politically motivated stunt.