Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey has not only used the hearings about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to bolster himself politically, but also to promote his radical pro-abortion agenda.
As NARAL and other pro-abortion groups laud Booker, it is important to note the support he has received from these groups, and how they have influenced him in turn.
Booker, a Democrat, has a long history as a staunch supporter of abortion on demand.
When he was running for Senate in 2013, Booker received an endorsement from Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in America. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said in 2013 that Booker was “instrumental in driving Democrats to make abortion the centerpiece of the party’s platform.”
Booker also has worked very closely with NARAL, a radical pro-abortion group that attacks charities that offer women pregnancy and parenting support, during his 2013 Senate campaign — and even today.
.@SenBooker is DONE with this sham process. Booker has just announced that he is releasing critical commmittee-confidential documents at risk of being ousted from the Senate. Booker says the documents show Kavanaugh’s response to racial profiling. #StopKavanaugh pic.twitter.com/szODVYF2xz
— NARAL (@NARAL) September 6, 2018
According to Breitbart, Booker sought out NARAL’s endorsement during the 2013 special election in New Jersey. Then, he revised his response to a question on the group’s “candidate questionnaire” about taxpayer funding of abortions at NARAL’s request.
Initially, NARAL found Booker’s stance to be “insufficiently supportive” of taxpayer-funded abortions, and a NARAL staffer told Booker’s policy director that his response “gets us into some challenges, because the list of instances where federal funding would be involved isn’t exhaustive,” according to the report. Booker’s staff revised the statement to say that the candidate was in favor of taxpayers providing abortions through Medicare, Medicaid, and the Indian Health Service, the report states.
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NARAL continued to coach Booker throughout his 2013 campaign via conference calls and talking points to his staff. In a 2013 debate against GOP opponent Steve Lonegan, Booker attempted to rein back his pro-abortion stance a bit after being called out, according to the report.
Live Action, a pro-life group, responded to this situation:
In a recovery attempt, Booker stated that he supports the “law of the land as it is right now” in terms of abortion restrictions. If this were true, it would mean that Booker supports the partial-birth abortion ban as well as the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the federal funding of abortion. But it turns out that Booker was lying and that Lonegan was the one who had the facts straight.
Booker’s lies became known when his campaign accidentally posted a private “endorsement memo” to abortion giant Planned Parenthood in an open Google group. In the memo, Booker writes, “I oppose the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act and the Supreme Court’s dramatic break from precedent in upholding it.” This is the direct opposite of what he said Friday night during his debate.
Senate hearings on U.S. Supreme Court nominees have historically been a breeding ground for people who wish to become future presidential candidates, and Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing has been no exception for the New Jersey senator.
Booker’s threat to release allegedly confidential Kavanaugh documents in violation of Senate rules, as well as his consistently radical views on abortion demonstrate that Booker is pandering to the far-left base of the Democratic party.