Cory Booker’s Perverse Religious Test

When we last saw the junior U.S. senator from New Jersey, he was shedding “tears of rage” over President Trump’s alleged comments about “shithole countries.” On Tuesday, the ever-excitable Cory Booker gave a press conference about his opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in which he . . . well, let’s just go to the video:

The Media Research Center has a breakdown of what happened:

 “I’m here to call on folk to understand that in a moral moment there is no neutral. 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,” Booker [said].

Booker then attempted to get biblical about the nomination and started referencing Psalms. “We are walking through the valley of the shadow of death,” he said.

“It doesn’t say that I sit in the valley of the shadow of death. It doesn’t say I’m watching 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,” Booker said. “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.”

This statement comes from the from the same Cory Booker who previously criticized President Trump’s State of the Union Address this January as someone who “used religion tonight to divide.”

That last bit is a nice touch. Booker and his Democratic colleagues seem perfectly happy to use religious language when it suits them, even though they sound ridiculous and hypocritical when they do. Their opposition to Kavanaugh is rooted in their belief that he would be a vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, a notorious decision that held women have a constitutional right to have an abortion. Some 60 million babies have been aborted since 1973.

We’re walking through the valley of the shadow of death, alright, and evil is doing brisk business in the halls of the United States Senate.

About Ben Boychuk

Ben Boychuk is managing editor of American Greatness. He is a former weekly syndicated columnist with Tribune Media, and a veteran of several publications, including City Journal, Investor's Business Daily, and the Claremont Review of Books. He lives in California.

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