2020 Election: Trump v. Booker (Trump wins)

Cory Booker started his 2020 presidential campaign by stabbing his Senate colleague Jeff Sessions in the back on nationwide TV.  In 2015, Sens. Sessions and Booker introduced and passed legislation to award the highest civilian honor to the participants of the 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery.

On January 11, 2017, Booker returned the favor to Senator Sessions by appearing before the Judiciary Committee to “testify” against Sessions as the attorney general nominee.  Testify is the wrong verb.  Booker gave a pompous speech, unsupported by any facts, that Sessions would not as Attorney General support the rights of women, blacks, gays, etc.  Booker, Democratic senator from New Jersey, explained his unprecedented appearance to testify against a fellow senator by saying:

In a choice between standing with Senate norms and standing up for what my conscience tells me is best for our country, I will always choose conscience and country.

This may be another first by having the word “conscience” in the same sentence as “New Jersey Democrat.”

Booker could have given his speech on the Senate floor before the vote on Sessions’ nomination.  Instead he chose to grandstand before the committee and national television.  It is clear that Booker wants to run in 2020, and this was his opening campaign speech.  Trump has not yet been inaugurated, but Booker is already running. 

He is starting early to get the campaign donations from Soros, the NAACP, Hollywood, Planned Parenthood, Black Lives Matter, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the rest of the left-wing Democrat base.

Booker should fit nicely with the Democratic base.  He lied about Sessions, broke over 200 years of Senate tradition, and showed he will do and say anything to win.

Thomas Lifson adds:

Booker is also a fabulist, and has been caught at it.  If he lied his way into the mayor’s office of Newark, he’ll lie to the American people without conscience.  

Cory Booker started his 2020 presidential campaign by stabbing his Senate colleague Jeff Sessions in the back on nationwide TV.  In 2015, Sens. Sessions and Booker introduced and passed legislation to award the highest civilian honor to the participants of the 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery.

On January 11, 2017, Booker returned the favor to Senator Sessions by appearing before the Judiciary Committee to “testify” against Sessions as the attorney general nominee.  Testify is the wrong verb.  Booker gave a pompous speech, unsupported by any facts, that Sessions would not as Attorney General support the rights of women, blacks, gays, etc.  Booker, Democratic senator from New Jersey, explained his unprecedented appearance to testify against a fellow senator by saying:

In a choice between standing with Senate norms and standing up for what my conscience tells me is best for our country, I will always choose conscience and country.

This may be another first by having the word “conscience” in the same sentence as “New Jersey Democrat.”

Booker could have given his speech on the Senate floor before the vote on Sessions’ nomination.  Instead he chose to grandstand before the committee and national television.  It is clear that Booker wants to run in 2020, and this was his opening campaign speech.  Trump has not yet been inaugurated, but Booker is already running. 

He is starting early to get the campaign donations from Soros, the NAACP, Hollywood, Planned Parenthood, Black Lives Matter, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the rest of the left-wing Democrat base.

Booker should fit nicely with the Democratic base.  He lied about Sessions, broke over 200 years of Senate tradition, and showed he will do and say anything to win.

Thomas Lifson adds:

Booker is also a fabulist, and has been caught at it.  If he lied his way into the mayor’s office of Newark, he’ll lie to the American people without conscience.