But I suppose it plays well to the kook fringe of the left!
Last year Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), nominee for Attorney General in the soon arriving Trump Administration (how good does THAT sound!) sought to award the Congressional Gold Medal to those who participated in the 1965 Voting Rights March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Does this sound like something a racist would do? Sessions partnered in that successful effort with Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) who at the time had the highest praise for Sessions calling the experience "one of my life's greatest moments" and went on to say: “I feel blessed and honored to have partnered with Sen. Sessions in being the Senate sponsors of this important award.” Video.
But when Sessions was nominated to become Attorney General Cory Booker took a different view less than 11 months later. He broke the longstanding tradition whereby sitting Senators do not testify against other sitting Senators in a confirmation hearing. What motivated him? He says “In the choice between standing with Senate norms or standing up for what my conscience tells me is best for our country, I will always choose conscience and country.”
Booker presented no evidence that Sessions was unfit for office. It's just that Booker apparently feels that anyone who is a Republican or Conservative, particularly from the South, must be a racist because they disagree with Booker's far left views on policy.
Booker, the Show Pony
Booker has a reputation of being a show horse, not a work horse in the Senate. Another black man snatched from relative obscurity to help Democrats with their sagging image.
Prior to his Senate election he was Mayor of Newark New Jersey and left it's black residents, along with everyone else, worse off than when he arrived. He's famous for delivering diapers in a snowstorm after a Tweet reached him of a woman with many children running low. The woman never actually ran out of diapers, she just wondered why her street wasn't plowed three days after a snowstorm. Booker delivered the diapers but how long did it take before the streets were plowed for everyone?
Is there an appetite among Democrats for another empty suit politician with a paper thin resume and a phone book sized ego? Seeing as how they voted for Obama twice one wonders if they want to make that mistake again, especially in the black community whose economic well being took such a hit the last eight years.
I suspect Booker's sad performance is nothing more than a ploy to gain favorable attention from the big media which is the first primary for the Democrat nomination in 2020. Booker knows if he can get them on his side it doesn't matter what he says or does, they will paint him as the next savior. We saw what happened the last time they did that, do we want a repeat?