Sen. Cory Booker used a Bible verse to attack U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his supporters Tuesday, claiming they are “complicit in evil.”
Booker, a pro-abortion Democrat from New Jersey, held a press conference Tuesday with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, and several liberal religious leaders, according to The Blaze. Warren also used the Bible to attack Kavanaugh, a conservative justice who currently serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Claiming the moral high ground, Booker said: “In a moral moment there is no bystanders. You are either complicit in the evil, you are either contributing to the wrong, or you are fighting against it.”
He continued: “It doesn’t say that I sit in the valley of the shadow of death. It doesn’t say I’m sitting on the sidelines in the valley of the shadow of death. It says I am walking through the valley of the shadow of death. It says I am taking agency that I am going to make it through this crisis.
“And so I am calling on everyone right now who understands what’s at stake, who understands who Kavanaugh is. My ancestors said ‘if someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.’ He has shown us who he is,” Booker said.
Booker is correct about one thing. Americans have a good idea who Kavanaugh is based on a decade of decisions as a federal judge. Kavanaugh has a strong record of protecting religious liberties and supporting abortion restrictions. And national pro-life leaders have expressed high hopes for President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy and the future of unborn babies’ rights.
In a recent, high-profile case, Kavanaugh agreed with the Trump administration that the government should not have to help facilitate abortions for illegal immigrant minors. He also ruled against the Obamacare HHS mandate that forced Hobby Lobby, Little Sisters of the Poor and other Christian-run businesses and organizations to fund drugs that may cause abortions in their employee health care plans.
Booker was vague about the supposed “evils” that Kavanaugh would bring onto America as a U.S. Supreme Court justice. In the pro-abortion lawmaker’s mind, one might be greater protections for unborn babies or religious believers.
Kavanaugh’s judicial record and his personal life indicate that he is a strong supporter of Constitutional values. He is Catholic and serves as a lector at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Washington, D.C. He also volunteers with the St. Maria Meals program at Catholic Charities and has tutored students at the Washington Jesuit Academy.