(Breitbart) – Democrat presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker has claimed he would “much rather be making my case to Iowans” than focusing on the impeachment process against President Donald Trump.
Booker’s remarks came Friday during an interview with the Joe Madison Show on SiriusXM. Booker told Madison:
Our strategy is to win in Iowa and being off the field, not being able to run a grassroots campaign, that’s the challenge. That’s why the fundraising for us now is doubly important because we have got to do what the more money campaigns are doing, which is the air cover, being on tv.
It is a sad thing for America that we have a president that is being impeached. Nobody should want this to happen. He did something that we have to hold him accountable for, but I want to beat Donald Trump in the general election. I want to stand next to him on the debate stage and beat him.
Having to be down in impeachment is bad for America, is sad for America, and I wish this wasn’t happening. And so I swore an oath to do my job…but I would much rather be making my case to Iowans.
Booker also stated that he feels “privileged” when he walks onto the Senate floor and said he would always uphold his oath.
Flashback: Booker: Trump Is Making America ‘A Fear-Based Culture’ — Causing A Rise In Hate Crimes
On CSPAN Thursday at a forum on civil liberties hosted by the University of New Hampshire’s law school, 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said President Donald Trump is creating a “fear-based culture,” which causes hate crime to rise.
Booker said, “We have become so much more of a fear-based culture because of a president from his immigration policies which is striking fear to immigrant committees, all the way to his failure to even be able to condemning Nazis. We are seeing a rise in violence. Since 9/11, there have been more terrorist attacks driven by right-wing extremists, and the majority of those happen of white supremacists.”
He continued, “We need to be doing a lot more too, number one, naming and acknowledging white supremacy, naming and acknowledging anti-semitic violence, naming and acknowledging anti-Islamic violence and doing the things necessary to investigate it and thwart it before it happens.”
He added, “Number two is the energy you are putting out from Oval Office. This is a president right now who is using their platforms to divide the nation against itself, to try and pit Americans against Americans.”
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