Tag Archives: Cory Booker

Booker May Face Senate Ethics Review For Releasing “Confidential” Kavanaugh Docs At Confirmation Hearing

The Hill reports: The Senate’s top two Republican lawmakers say Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) might be subject to an official review by the Senate Ethics Committee for releasing documents labeled “confidential” related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s past work at the White House. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Hugh Hewitt on Friday that Booker’s decision — which the ...

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Breitbart Attacks “Hypocritical” Cory Booker For Voting Against Confirmation Of Homocon Richard Grenell

Via Breitbart: Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) had positioned himself as a champion of gay rights in his opposition to Mike Pompeo to become secretary of state, then on Thursday he voted against Richard Grenell, the Trump administration’s first prominent openly-gay nominee, for U.S. ambassador to Germany. Grenell’s nomination was confirmed by the Senate anyway, in a 56 to 42 vote, ...

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Todd Starnes: Cory Booker Is An Anti-Christian Bigot For Asking Pompeo If He Thinks Gay Sex Is Perverted

Canned ham spokesmodel Todd Starnes writes: Mike Pompeo, President Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, faced an offensive line of questioning from Sen. Cory Booker – demanding to know if he opposed same-sex marriage and if he thought gay sex was perverse. It’s becoming increasingly difficult for people of the Christian faith to practice their religion in the public marketplace. ...

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Pompeo Withers Under Questioning By Cory Booker, Won’t Say If He Thinks Gay Sex Is Perverted [VIDEO]

Sen. Cory Booker just grilled former CIA director and Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo on his anti-LGBT history, demanding to know of Pompeo still believes “gay sex is a perversion.” Pompeo sputtered and flailed, saying only that he has treated gay people with respect. Booker also demanded to know if Pompeo continues to oppose same-sex marriage. Pompeo grimaced and ...

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Bipartisan Senate Bill To Protect Mueller Due Today

Politico reports: A combined version of two bipartisan Senate bills designed to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job is set to be released Wednesday, marking lawmakers’ latest political warning shot to President Donald Trump as he entertains firing the man investigating him. The new Senate legislation is the product of months-long talks among Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), ...

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Five Dem Senators Won’t Take Corporate PAC Money

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Cory Booker announced late Tuesday that he will no longer accept campaign contributions from political action committees of for-profit companies, following the example of some of his fellow Democrats. Booker accepted $1.8 million from business PACs from 2013-2018, according to Open Secrets, which tracks campaign contributions. Booker became the fifth U.S. senator to reject corporate ...

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RNC Accuses Sen. Cory Booker Of “Mansplaining” Trump’s Bigotry To DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

The Hill reports: The Republican National Committee (RNC) slammed Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Wednesday, accusing him of “mansplaining” to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen during her hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. In an email titled “Derogatory Cory”, the RNC urged readers to “picture” a male Republican lawmaker “mansplaining” to a female Cabinet secretary. “There’d ...

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Booker Blows Up At Homeland Security Chief: Your Amnesia Is Complicit With Trump’s Racism [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: While questioning Nielsen about the DHS’s response to white supremacist hate groups, Booker rant down a litany of all Trump’s past racist remarks and shamed her for claiming she couldn’t recall whether Trump had called African countries “shitholes.” “The commander in chief, in an Oval Office meeting, referring to people from African countries and Haitians with the ...

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Sen. Cory Booker To Intro Bill To Legalize Marijuana

The Hill reports: Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is introducing legislation to end the federal prohibition on marijuana and encourage states to legalize pot. The legislation, which Booker will formally roll out later Tuesday during a Facebook event, would amend the Controlled Substance Act to eliminate marijuana’s status as a Schedule 1 drug—a move that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal ...

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Sen. Cory Booker Dodges On 2020 White House Bid

CNN reports: New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker seems to tread carefully around speculation of a potential 2020 White House bid. “I don’t know what the future’s going to bring,” Booker told David Axelrod on “The Axe Files,” a podcast from the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN. “I’m not making predictions, but I want to unleash the fullness ...

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Cory Booker: I’m Not Rushing To Impeachment [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Democratic Sen. Cory Booker preached patience in the ongoing investigations into Russian election interference and potential ties to the Trump campaign, saying he was not ready yet to entertain talks of impeachment charges. “I’m not going to rush to impeachment,” Booker (D-N.J.) said Sunday on CNN’s “Face the Nation.” “I think we need to deal with this in ...

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Democrats Reintroduce LGBT Equality Act [VIDEO]

Via press release: Today, HRC joined with bipartisan lawmakers and an unprecedented number of businesses to announce the re-introduction of the Equality Act — federal legislation that would finally guarantee explicit, permanent protections for LGBTQ people under our nation’s existing civil rights laws. The bipartisan legislation would provide clear and equal protections under federal law for all Americans in vital ...

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Dems Try Again On National Ex-Gay Torture Ban

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed: Name something on the agenda for Democrats in Congress and it’s likely DOA — including a bill to protect LGBT kids, which the Republican majority let die last year without a hearing. And yet, buoyed by their progressive constituency and resolve to set themselves apart from the Trump administration, Democrats will take another shot this ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Sessions Confirmation Hearing Day Two

UPDATE: Bumping this post back to the top because Cory Booker is due to testify shortly. Things have just started. Expect even more fireworks today, courtesy of Cory Booker. CNN reports: Sen. Cory Booker will make history Wednesday when he becomes the first sitting senator to testify against another sitting senator for a Cabinet post as he fights Jeff Sessions’ ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Sen. Cory Booker To Testify Against Jeff Sessions During Attorney General Confirmation Hearing

UPDATE: Things are set to begin shortly. The hearing begins at 9:30AM Eastern and will be broadcast on all cable networks and via the live-stream embedded below. CNN reports on a breaking development: Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is set to testify against Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions Wednesday in an unprecedented move during his attorney general confirmation. This would be the ...

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Trump Issues Cryptic Tweet About Sen. Cory Booker

Some folks on Twitter took this as a threat to out Booker, who is unmarried. The Hill reports on the tweet: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump quickly fired back at Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-N.J.) speech Monday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia with a cryptic tweet. Trump criticized Booker, who was considered to be a top contender for ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Headlining Speakers At Dem Convention

Some of you have asked that I break these live video posts up to make the number of comments more manageable, so here you go. Tonight’s headlining speakers at the Democratic National Convention will be Sen. Cory Booker, First Lady Michelle Obama, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, reportedly in that order. Watch below.

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BREAKING: Sen. Tim Kaine Named As Hillary’s VP

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine has just been revealed to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate, per the New York Times. According to MSNBC, the Clinton campaign reached out to Sen. Cory Booker and Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack to break the news shortly before tonight’s announcement. More to come here shortly….

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REPORT: Hillary’s VP Announcement To Come Today

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton and her tight inner circle have made a decision about who her running mate will be and the campaign is expected to make that announcement Friday, sources say. One source familiar with the process said Clinton is expected to let her supporters know who she picked sometime Friday, possibly before an afternoon event in Tampa. ...

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Cory Booker Dodges VP Vetting Question [VIDEO]

CNN reports: New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is now referring questions about whether he is being vetted as a potential running mate for Hillary Clinton to her campaign — a shift from as recently as two weeks ago, when he flatly denied he was in the running for the job. “I’m just referring questions about the vice presidency to the ...

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