Booker: If we have a constitutional crisis in this country, it’s important that the Supreme Court be above suspicion. Why not right now alleviate all suspicion that the reasonable person could have that you would recuse from all matters of the Mueller investigation?
Kavanaugh: If I commit to a position …
Booker: This is so that you don’t have to commit to a position.
Kavanaugh: If I committed to deciding a particular case, including whether I would participate, I would demonstrate that I do not have the independence necessary to be a good judge.