‘Spartacus’ Cory Booker Calls Heidi Heitkamp’s Opposition to Kavanaugh Her ‘Martin Luther’ Moment


Although Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) lost support due to her opposition of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) had high praise for her decision.

In a recent article for Rolling Stone, Booker claimed that her refusal to vote for Kavanaugh could be compared to a historical figure who fought for religious freedom:

“There must have been 12 of us, maybe 14 of us, down in that SCIF, trading this piece of paper around … We’re reading, and she looks up and says to all of us, ‘I just can’t vote for this person.’ To me, it was a Martin Luther moment, where Martin Luther, after pounding his defiant words on a church door … Martin Luther, he writes, ‘Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me god.’ I felt that was what I was witnessing.”


As IJR previously reported, Booker received backlash for comparing himself to “Spartacus.” – READ MORE

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