Washington Free Beacon
June 29, 2018
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker (D.) suggested blocking President Donald Trump’s upcoming Supreme Court nomination on Thursday, inaccurately saying it should be halted because the president is under “criminal investigation.”
In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announced retirement, MSNBC’s Ari Melber asked Booker how he can take a position on Trump’s future nominee without knowing who it is.
“This president is the subject of a criminal investigation,” Booker said. “Here you have a president that’s making a whole lot of loyalty tests and other things from people.”
While Special Counsel Robert Mueller told Trump’s lawyers in March he is under investigation, Trump is not considered a “criminal target,” according to the Washington Post.
Booker also said the future justice could end up presiding over cases relevant to the investigation.
This article was posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 at 6:49 am