Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., delivered an impassioned panegyric to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden’s nominee to the Supreme Court, during Wednesday’s confirmation hearing.
Addressing Jackson, Booker declared, “God has got you,” adding, “You have earned this spot, you are worthy. You are a great American.”
Cory Booker compares Judge Jackson to the star Harriet Tubman would follow to lead slaves to the North:
"Today, you are my star, my harbinger of hope." pic.twitter.com/GC3S31WTqs
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 23, 2022
Booker went on to compare himself to Underground Railroad hero Harriet Tubman, who looked for a star in the night sky as a “harbinger of hope.”
- “Today, you’re my star. You are my harbinger of hope. This country’s getting better and better and better. And when that final vote happens, and you ascend on to the highest court in the land, I’m going to rejoice,” he said.
Booker gave a very different kind of theatrical performance during the 2018 confirmation hearings for Justice Brett Kavanaugh, at one point likening himself to Spartacus for taking such a brave against the then-nominee.
THIS GUY wants to give high-pitched weird emotional speeches about Senate/committee norms? pic.twitter.com/3rOhVsJSZL
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) March 23, 2022