Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Wednesday night released 28 new documents about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that were deemed "committee confidential" by Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans.
These documents are from Kavanaugh's stint in the White House counsel's office under former President George W. Bush. The documents show Kavanaugh's involvement in Bush's nomination of Charles Pickering to an appellate court in the South, The Associated Press reports. Pickering was a controversial pick accused of being racially insensitive; after the Senate blocked his nomination, Bush appointed him during a recess.
During his testimony last week, Kavanaugh seemed to suggest that he wasn't very involved in the nominations, but Booker said these documents show otherwise and raise "more serious and concerning questions" about his work. Last week, Booker released another batch of committee confidential records, and the Senate Ethics Committee received a letter Wednesday from a conservative group accusing Booker of violating Senate rules. Catherine Garcia