Ben Shapiro calls Booker a 'grandstanding idiot'

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro referred to Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerCoast Guard lieutenant arrested, accused of planning domestic terrorism Hillicon Valley: Microsoft reveals new Russian hack attempts | Google failed to disclose hidden microphone | Booker makes late HQ2 bid | Conservative group targets Ocasio-Cortez over Amazon Jussie Smollett officially a suspect in alleged Chicago attack MORE (D-N.J.) as "a grandstanding idiot" for his conduct during Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearings, adding that the potential 2020 presidential hopeful is "the worst kid in your high school drama class."

Shapiro's comments on his syndicated radio show Friday came as the Senate's top two GOP members suggested the Senate Ethics Committee could look into Booker for his release of documents labeled “committee confidential” related to Kavanaugh’s past work in President George W. Bush's White House.

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"Cory Booker, being a grandstanding idiot, he decides, 'You know what is a great idea? I'm just going to release these documents and violate Senate rules, I'm just going to state it upfront, if you want to expel me from the Senate,'" Shapiro said before mimicking Booker as whispering, "'Please, please, please, do it. I need a headline.'" 

"[Sen.] Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisKamala Harris criticized by Jamaican father over marijuana joke Harris adds key Clinton aide, women of color to 2020 campaign: report Coast Guard lieutenant arrested, accused of planning domestic terrorism MORE is good at playing the prosecutor on TV and she's actually good at this," Shapiro added later. "Cory Booker is the worst kid in your high school drama class. He's like a kid who at one point watched movies in, like, the 1980s and thought that Arnold Schwarzenegger's performance in 'Kindergarten Cop' was the apotheosis of good acting."    

Kavanaugh is expected to win confirmation in a Senate controlled by Republicans.

No GOP members to this point have indicated they will oppose his nomination, and Democrats in red states, including Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinGabbard cites ‘concerns’ about ‘vagueness’ of Green New Deal Democrats brush off GOP 'trolling' over Green New Deal Senate confirms Trump pick William Barr as new attorney general MORE (D-W.Va.), Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyOvernight Energy: Trump taps ex-oil lobbyist Bernhardt to lead Interior | Bernhardt slams Obama officials for agency's ethics issues | Head of major green group steps down Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary EPA's Wheeler faces grilling over rule rollbacks MORE (D-Ind.) and Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampOvernight Energy: Trump taps ex-oil lobbyist Bernhardt to lead Interior | Bernhardt slams Obama officials for agency's ethics issues | Head of major green group steps down Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary On The Money: Shutdown Day 27 | Trump fires back at Pelosi by canceling her foreign travel | Dems blast 'petty' move | Trump also cancels delegation to Davos | House votes to disapprove of Trump lifting Russia sanction MORE (D-N.D.), have not publicly taken a position on Kavanaugh. All three voted for Trump’s last Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, in April 2017.