Sen. Cory Booker doubled-down on his fierce defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Israeli statements this week; saying “critics” of the Congresswoman were “trafficking in Islamophobia.”
“What will you do as president to protect the right of courageous women of color to criticize U.S. policy even when directed at allies?” asked an audience member at the ‘She the People’ presidential forum.
“The criticisms of Congresswoman Omar, what Donald Trump has been saying about her is reprehensible, it is trafficking in Islamophobia, and it should be condemned by everyone,” Booker said. “This kind of selective condemnation should be a chorus of people condemning it.”
“And more than this, the kind of language our president uses, especially about black women in power, the kind of language this President uses – it is toxic,” he added.
AMERICA LAST: Cory Booker Claims US No Longer ‘TOP COUNTRY’ to be Born Into
Potential Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker publicly slammed the United States’ social mobility during an interview this week; saying the US was no longer the “top country” should you hope to escape poverty.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) says that the U.S. is not “the top country” to be born into today during an interview on “Pitchfork Economics” pic.twitter.com/1yUDZx9evq
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 26, 2019
“Now, if you’re going to be born on the planet earth, the United States of America -if you’re looking to get out of poverty- is not going to be the top country if you’re going to be born poor to get out,” said Booker.
“That’s actually an assault on the very idea of the American Dream. We need to be the party of reclaiming the Dream,” he added.
Listen to Sen. Booker’s comments above.
BOOKER BACKS OMAR: Booker Calls Trump’s Criticism of Omar’s 9/11 Speech ‘Outrageously Unacceptable’
Sen. Cory Booker publicly defended Rep. Ilhan Omar’s controversial remarks regarding the 9/11 terror attacks Monday; calling President Trump’s criticism of her comments “outrageously unacceptable.”
Sen. Cory Booker defends Rep. Ilhan Omar: "She gave a speech where the president has pounced on words and in a way that is outrageously unacceptable." pic.twitter.com/N2Fv9IMLBo
— The Hill (@thehill) April 15, 2019
“She gave a speech where the President has pounced on words in a way that is outrageously unacceptable. It’s not only inspiring death threats against her, but it’s deepening the worst types of hatred and bigotry and this is unacceptable,” said Booker.
Rep. Omar found herself the center of a national controversy last week after she flippantly referred to the September 11th terror attacks that took the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans as “some people” who “did something.”