Ben Shapiro calls Booker a 'grandstanding idiot'

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro referred to Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerPoll: Most Massachusetts voters don't think Warren should run for president in 2020 Trump, GOP regain edge in Kavanaugh battle Booker: It would be ‘irresponsible’ not to consider running for president 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 HarrisSenate Democrats increase pressure for FBI investigation of Kavanaugh Poll: Most Massachusetts voters don't think Warren should run for president in 2020 Trump, GOP regain edge in Kavanaugh battle 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) ManchinThe Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh McCaskill to oppose Kavanaugh nomination The Memo: Kavanaugh firestorm consumes political world MORE (D-W.Va.), Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyThe Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh McCaskill to oppose Kavanaugh nomination The Memo: Kavanaugh firestorm consumes political world MORE (D-Ind.) and Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampThe Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh McCaskill to oppose Kavanaugh nomination Election Countdown: Trump confident about midterms in Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh controversy tests candidates | Sanders, Warren ponder if both can run | Super PACs spending big | Two states open general election voting Friday | Latest Senate polls 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.