Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) released a new criminal justice bill today that did not garner much enthusiasm, but while at his press conference announcing the legislation, he did run from a question regarding the anti-Semitic remarks made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in recent weeks.
“So regarding the controversy surrounding Congresswoman Omar,” the reporter said. Booker immediately cut her off sensing that he might have to make a controversial position.
“So can we do off… the off-topic questions when we finish,” Booker said stammering. “I will happily sit and stand and talk with you about that but is there anything about this piece of legislation that is out there?”
Booker then looked to the small room and found no questions regarding his legislation.
“I can’t see the people in the back,” Booker said. “Such a big room. No questions on that. Well, I’m going to end this press conference.”
The embarrassing exchange can be seen here:
Omar has emerged as a serious problem for Democrats as she continues to make remarks offensive to Jews. Whenever Democratic leadership tries to reign her in for her antics, the radicalized ‘Never Trump’ liberal grassroots rallies in her favor. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is leading the pro-Omar brigade with whataboutisms and other lame excuses on behalf of the Somali-born legislator.
“It’s not my position to tell people how to feel, or that their hurt is invalid,” she wrote on Twitter. “But incidents like these do beg the question: where are the resolutions against homophobic statements? For anti-blackness? For xenophobia? For a member saying he’ll ‘send Obama home to Kenya?'”
“If we’re so concerned about implied tropes, why aren’t we concerned about this one?” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Where was the concern last week when 26 Dems voted for a GOP amendment to expand ICE powers rooted in the racist + false trope that Latino immigrants are more dangerous than US born citizens?”
Democrats cannot even prepare and pass a simple resolution rebuking anti-Semitism because progressives feel it may stigmatize Rep. Omar and signal a political victory for President Trump. Democratic presidential hopefuls like Booker are walking on eggshells dealing with the Omar question as they attempt to portray themselves as unifying moderates while still satisfying the liberal base of radicalized jackals.
“We gotta tell the truth, but we, all of us, black, white, gay, straight, we’ve got to start extending grace to one another so we can have honest conversations and leave room for growth,” Booker said last month to an Iowa audience.
As Booker talks of the need for a robust conversation, he runs from reporters who ask his opinion on Omar and her frequent incendiary comments about the Jewish people. The liberal embrace of racial grievance politics has worked like a charm for generations, but now poses serious problems heading into 2020 as the extremist elements of the Left are now driving mainstream Democratic politics.
Alabama U.S. Senate Contender Tommy Tuberville Lied About Voting for Trump, According to 2016 Records
Tuberville is not telling the truth about being a long-time Trump backer.
Alabama U.S. Senate Contender Tommy Tuberville was not registered to vote in 2016 when he claimed to have voted for Donald Trump for President.
Journalist and political operative Ryan Girdusky shared the discovery over social media that Tuberville never voted for President Trump:
SCOOP: Despite claiming he voted and supported Trump, Tommy Tuberville's voter registration was cancelled in August 2016 due to inactivity… he had registered in the state of Indiana but never voted there, so they kicked him off the voter rolls. pic.twitter.com/X1bSH5N6xT
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) July 10, 2020
Girdusky noted that Tuberville did not vote in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016 either while he was living in Alabama and Florida:
Tuberville has claimed on at least eight radio interviews that he voted for Trump in the 2016 election… but it's very clear by the documents that it's impossible and he lied to voters.
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) July 10, 2020
Tuberville has been lying about his record on the campaign trail during a heated political race with former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who hopes to reclaim the seat he once left to join the Trump Administration.
“Well, first of all – you know, on I’m going to support President Trump,” Tuberville told Fox & Friends. “I supported him from day one. I’m the only candidate in this race who supported him in this last election. I believe in him. He has a great work ethic. You know, the guy is a winner. And the things that he’s done – we need people to stand behind him – in the Senate, in Congress to help him get his agenda through.”
“But I want to help this state and Alabama,” he added. “You know, Alabama is going to grow. It’s going to really grow.”
Big League Politics has reported about Tuberville ducking Sessions throughout the campaign, avoiding any sort of a debate that could alert voters about his poor record:
As the Republican primary runoff for nomination for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, football coach Tommy Tuberville is doubling down on a strategy of refusing to debate former Senator and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, leaving serious questions about his immigration policy positions unanswered.
Tuberville hopes to cruise to an easy victory on the basis of support from Donald Trump, who remains incensed at Sessions over a feud related to his former Attorney General’s recusal from Robert Mueller’s witch hunt Russia investigation. But Sessions has emphasized that the feud- now in the past- can’t be all that comes under consideration for Alabama’s Republican voters.
Tuberville steadfastly refuses to clarify some of his troubling statements related to immigration policy, including stating that the United States needs 400,000 Indian visa workers to provide labor for America’s corporations. Tuberville continues to rebuff attempts from Sessions to organize a debate to discuss actual policy before the July 14th runoff election, which will determine who will go on to face Democrat Doug Jones in November.
Sessions reiterated that Tuberville refuses to participate in a debate in a tweet responding to President Trump’s latest criticism of him, pointing out that Tuberville’s GOPe sympathies render him a suspect so-called supporter of the President’s ‘MAGA’ agenda.
The Alabama U.S. Senate Republican run-off election between Tuberville and Sessions is scheduled to take place on July 14.
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