Sen. Cory Booker is back in the news for all the wrong reasons.
When recently asked whether he would avoid meeting with Jew-hater Louis Farrakhan because of his antisemitism, this is how he responded:
“I live in Newark, so we have famous Mosque 25, we have Nation of Islam there. As mayor I met with lots of folks talking to him. I have heard Minister Farrakhan’s speeches for a lot of my life, so I don’t feel like I need to do that, but I’m not one of these people that says I wouldn’t sit down with anybody to hear what they have to say. But, I live in a neighborhood where I’m getting guys on the streets offering and selling his works. I am very familiar with Minister Louis Farrakhan and his beliefs and his values.”
Booker is admitting he has heard Farrakhan’s speeches his whole life and is very familiar with his beliefs and values, so is obviously aware of the vile antisemitic content. Yet not even a word of condemnation of Farrakhan and these views. Instead, to him, it is a matter of “been there, heard that” so doesn’t feel the need to have a pow wow with Farrakhan, but certainly wouldn’t refuse to.
What the serious F?
To make matters worse, he made these comments right after blasting Joe Biden for this:
“Vice President Biden’s relationships with proud segregationists are not the model for how we make America a safer and more inclusive place for black people, and for everyone,” Booker said.
I guess making America “a safer and more inclusive place for black people” is important. For Jews? Not so much.
And possibly this: