'Don't Worry, My Sister': Booker Launches Bizarre Monologue During KBJ's Confirmation Hearing

Brittany M. Hughes | March 24, 2022
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Spartacus is at it again.

Always one to hog the spotlight with theatrics, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker went on a bizarrely enthusiastic tirade Wednesday praising Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, channeling his inner Broadway performer in a monologue about immigration and diversity that had a lot more to do with his own grandstanding than anything Jackson had done.

He talked about the Irish. And the Chinese. And some slaves building railroads. He quoted animatedly from some literature. And, at one point, even began coming up out of his own seat.

“They’re gonna accuse you of this and that,” Booker said, referencing GOP senators who will debate Jackson’s confirmation after the questioning has wrapped up.

“Heck…you might be called a communist,” he added. “But don’t worry, my sister. Don’t worry. God has got you. And how do I know that? Because you’re here.”

Yeah. It was weird.