Fox News reports that Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. came under heavy scrutiny following his conduct at the onfirmation hearing of SCOTUS nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
“Well Senator, I want to stress to you, Senator Booker, as I have stressed to some of your colleagues today that I am my own person,” Barrett responded. “Independent under Article Three. And I don’t take orders from the executive branch or the legislative branch-”
“I understand that,” Booker interrupted. “Can I restate my question because I don’t think you’re understanding it… I’m just asking you as an act of empathy, can you understand the fears exhibited by the people we put up?”
Booker has now interrupted Barrett 9 times in less than 20 minutes.
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) October 13, 2020
“Why did Corey Booker ask her a question, then interrupt her answer? #Mansplaining” RedState contributor Mickey White reacted.
“Cory Booker is mansplaining. Those are your rules,” writer Carmine Sabia tweeted.
“Cory Booker can’t stop ‘manterrupting’ Amy Coney Barrett with his ‘mansplaining.’ Where’s the left on these egregious acts of misogyny?” Human Events managing editor Ian Miles Cheong asked.
Why did Corey Booker ask her a question, then interrupt her answer? #Mansplaining
— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) October 13, 2020
Cory Booker is mansplaining. Those are your rules.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) October 13, 2020
Cory Booker can't stop "manterrupting" Amy Coney Barrett with his "mansplaining." Where's the left on these egregious acts of misogyny?
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 13, 2020
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Barrett was repeatedly grilled by Democratic lawmakers over her past comments about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which another legal challenge to the Obama-era legislation is set to be heard by the Supreme Court just one week after the election.
Booker pressed Barrett if it’s “unreasonable for people to fear” that the ACA would be overturned with her on the bench following President Trump’s previous commitments to select appointees who would reverse its legality.
The subject of “mansplaining” was highly prevalent during last week’s vice presidential debate with members of the mainstream media accusing Vice President Mike Pence of “mansplaining” Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.