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Cory Booker Doubles Down on Maxine Waters’ Harassment Directive

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As Big League Politics reported earlier, many Democrats are disavowing Rep. Maxine Waters for her comments earlier, encouraging people to harass Trump administration officials and Trump supporters in the streets.

But not all Democrat lawmakers are taking the sane path and distancing themselves from Waters.

“So yes, if I saw an administrator in, um, out and about, there’s nothing wrong with confronting that person,” said Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) at the very end of a rant on MSNBC.

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The Senator took quite a circuitous route to confirm that he completely agrees with Waters’ tactics.

“So, first of all, I subscribe to the idea of radical love, Booker said. “The kind that my parents taught me – participants in the civil rights movement. Yes, you should protest. Yes should confront evil and injustice. But do it in the ways that Martin Luther King did.”

Booker’s response agreeable in the beginning, and continued on that way for a minute.

“I worry in our country right now that we’re descending to a hatred of American hating American that is not going to solve our problems” he continued.

Then Booker decided to quit fence-sitting and his message took a less diplomatic.

“I call on all of America not to sit comfortably and be bystanders to the injustices that are going on when it comes to this immigration system,” he said. I think we should all not be sitting comfortably by, idly by while these outrages are going on, and we should protest.”

Next, he went back to encouraging open dialogue an peacefulness.

“We’ve got to get to a point in our country where can talk to each other, where we are all seeking a more beloved community,” he said. “Some of those tactics that people are advocating for, to me, don’t reflect that spirit.”

The interview was downright confusing, leaving the viewer with the impression that Booker was trying to satisfy his leftist friends in Congress, but sound sane at the same time. That is a difficult balancing act these days.

 

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