CNN Political Director David Chalian: Harris And Booker Are Trying To One Up Each Other In Preparation For 2020

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CNN Political Director David Chalian accused Democratic Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker of using the Brett Kavanaugh hearings to help their 2020 presidential aspirations on Thursday.


“I think you’re now seeing the two people that are the most talked about likely 2020 presidential contenders on the Democratic side of this panel are Cory Booker and Kamala Harris. Kamala Harris in questioning Kavanaugh late last night had a moment that went viral. And she got a lot of attention for it in the overnight hours,” Chalian explained.

“Then her potential 2020 rival Cory Booker who sits near, next to her on the panel comes out swinging this morning saying I’m breaking Senate rules this is my only chance to have a Spartacus moment and I’m willing to get kicked out of the Senate over this,” he continued, “So I think you also have some one-upmanship going on among the Democrats.”

Booker revealed on Thursday that he leaked confidential documents to The New York Times relating to the judge’s work in the George W. Bush White House. The documents were not supposed to be released to the public or said during the public hearings. Booker could be expelled from the Senate. (RELATED: Cory Booker Leaked Confidential Kavanaugh Docs. John Cornyn Isn’t Having It)

Harris cryptically asked Kavanaugh if he had discussed the Mueller investigation with attorneys at the law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres.

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