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The GOP had nearly 20 candidates vie for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

2020 may look very similar for Democrats.

One potential Democrat candidate just took a major step toward announcing his candidacy for president.

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Here are the details, per Breitbart:

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) will headline Iowa Democrats’ marquee fall banquet October 6, raising his national profile further on the heels of an embarrassing performance during the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Booker struck a defiant tone this week as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee in declaring his willingness to face expulsion from the Senate by “releasing” a pre-cleared email regarding Kavanaugh’s views about racial profiling during his time as a top White House aide to President George W. Bush.

Continued:

Calling it an act of “civil disobedience,” Booker claimed reading the email to the committee “is about the closest I’ll probably ever have in my life to an ‘I am Spartacus’ moment.”

“I am right now, before your process is finished, I am going to release the email about racial profiling, and I understand the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate,” the New Jersey Democrat said, later adding that he was “knowingly violating the rules.”

Cory Booker vs. Donald Trump in two years. Who wins?

Booker could potentially face the consequences for grandstanding during day three of the Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings.

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At one point, Booker referred to himself as Spartacus.

From New York Post:

Booker was claiming he was standing up for the release of classified documents written by nominee Brett Kavanaugh about the use of “racial profiling” at airports in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

Booker made a point of saying he was willing to get expelled from the Senate by releasing ­emails the committee had deemed classified.

His “Spartacus” quote was a reference to the 1960 Oscar-winning movie starring Kirk Douglas as leader of a slave revolt.

Booker later went on to accuse a reporter of violating the Constitution for asking him a question.

Now, Cory gets the worst news of his career (so far), as it has been learned that he may face an ethics review, per The Hill:

The Senate’s top two Republican lawmakers say Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) might be subject to an official review by the Senate Ethics Committee for releasing documents labeled “confidential” related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s past work at the White House.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Hugh Hewitt on Friday that Booker’s decision — which the Democratic senator acknowledged violated the Senate rules — was “unusual” and that he wouldn’t be surprised if it was reviewed by the Senate Ethics Committee.

“Let me just say this. When you break the Senate rules, it’s something the Ethics Committee could take a look at. And that would be up to them to decide. But it’s routinely looked at the Ethics Committee,” McConnell said.

Between Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Eric Holder, James Comey, Michael Avenatti, and others, Dems will have their hands full in 2020.

 

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