There are clear rules about the discussion of confidential material. And that there can be consequences to the violations of those rules.>> I knowingly violated the rules that were put forth. And I'm told that the committee confidential rules have knowing consequences. And s, sir, I could from a long line, as all of us do as Americans, who understand that that kind of civil disobedience is, and I understand the consequences.
I am going to release the email about racial profiling. And I understand that the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate. And if Senator Cornyn believes that I've violated Senate rules, I openly invite and accept the consequences of my team releasing that email right now. And I'm releasing it to expose that number one, the emails are being withheld from the public have nothing to do with national security.
>> If you want everything to be made public, are all the emails that you have, whether I think they're protected for 50 years for the United States Senators. So, you talk about the public right to know, you wanna give up your emails right now, make them public? I don't think you do.