Kamala Harris, Cory Booker Appointed to Senate Judiciary Committee
Style Magazine Newswire | 1/12/2018, 11:07 a.m.
Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) were appointed to the Senate Judiciary Committee. This is only the second time in the 201-year history of the committee that anyone black has served on it, and the first time there have been two black people on the committee at once. Mark this down on your calendars. According to the Washington Post, Harris—who is a former attorney general for the state of California—was already seen as a likely candidate to replace Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on the committee after his resignation late last year. Booker’s appointment comes just one year after he testified against the appointment of then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), who was awaiting confirmation for the position of U.S. attorney general. It is apropos that the Judiciary Committee is directly responsible for overseeing the U.S. Department of Justice. Booker has been one of the most outspoken critics of Sessions in Congress. He was the first sitting senator to testify against a fellow senator who was up for a Cabinet post.