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Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBooker 'outs' Cruz as vegan; Cruz jokingly decries 'scurrilous attack' Why Latinos should oppose Barrett confirmation Judiciary Committee sets vote on Barrett's nomination for next week MORE (D-N.J.) jokingly "outed" Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzHillicon Valley: Facebook, Twitter's handling of New York Post article raises election night concerns | FCC to move forward with considering order targeting tech's liability shield | YouTube expands polices to tackle QAnon Democratic super PAC launches .6M ad blitz supporting Hegar's bid against Cornyn Facebook, Twitter's handling of New York Post article raises election night concerns MORE (R-Texas) as a "closet vegan" during a Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Thursday.

"Mr. Chairman, let me apologize upfront for this metaphor I am about to use. I know it will insult the two vegans on the committee me and Sen. Cruz," Booker said during Judge Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettSix takeaways from Trump and Biden's dueling town halls Biden draws sharp contrast with Trump in low-key town hall Trump fields questions on coronavirus, conspiracy theories in combative town hall MORE's Supreme Court confirmation hearing.

Booker's comment sent the Judiciary Committee floor into laughter,with Cruz interjecting,"Point of personal privilege!"

"That may be one step below the Houston Astros thing," said Chairman Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamPoll: Graham leads Harrison by 6 points in SC Senate race Feinstein's hug of Lindsey Graham sparks outrage on the left Progressive group: Feinstein must step down as top Democrat on Judiciary panel MORE (R-S.C.),referring to a playful joust that erupted in the committee on Wednesday afterSen. Ben SasseBenjamin (Ben) Eric SasseTrump refuses to disavow QAnon Sasse blasted Trump in constituent phone call: 'He kisses dictators' butts' Booker 'outs' Cruz as vegan; Cruz jokingly decries 'scurrilous attack' MORE (R-Neb.) called the MLB team "miserable cheaters."

"I just want the people of Texas to know the truth he is a closet vegan," Booker said in jest.

On Twitter, Cruz jokingly decried Booker's comment about his diet as a "brutal & scurrilous attack on this Cuban Texan carnivore."

My friend @CoryBooker sadly launches a brutal & scurrilous attack on this Cuban Texan carnivore. https://t.co/rKIqeU3jQ5

Booker also echoed earlier comments from Graham, saying the hearing over Barrett's nomination was conducted with "decorum and professionalism."

The panel is set to vote on Barrett's nomination next week, with a full Senate vote expected before the end of the month.

"We have the votes," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellFeinstein's hug of Lindsey Graham sparks outrage on the left Overnight Health Care: Georgia gets Trump approval for Medicaid work requirements, partial expansion | McConnell shoots down .8 trillion coronavirus deal Pelosi: Mnuchin says Trump will lobby McConnell on big COVID-19 deal MORE(R-Ky.) told reporters in Kentucky.

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