Cory Booker was a guest on “The View,” and Meghan McCain had a very specific question about Booker’s plan for mandatory gun buybacks. How was Booker going to go to McCain’s brother’s house and take his AR-15s? Would law enforcement be going from door to door?
Booker immediately went into debate mode, encouraging everyone to be nice to one another, and then went on to dodge McCain’s question: how will a mandatory gun buyback work in America?
Sen. @CoryBooker shares his impassioned stance on gun control, and explains his support of mandatory buybacks.
— The View (@TheView) October 30, 2019
Booker’s campaign manager wanted to know what McCain was trying to accomplish, but it seemed pretty clear to us from the video; she was trying to get a straight answer on how a mandatory gun buyback would be enforced.
— Addisu Demissie (@ASDem) October 30, 2019
McCain fired back:
You’re Cory Bookers campaign manager. I asked a specific policy question – he says he’s the most direct candidate and I’ll I got was a dodge. https://t.co/yv3ZDQLbBc
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) October 30, 2019
Yes, he gracefully avoided to answer the question , its very classy to neglect to mention what his policy would be. No need to worry though he’s not getting anywhere near the W.H.
— Tracey (@GoldDustQueen) October 30, 2019
WTH is an evidence based way? Pure BS and @MeghanMcCain called it out.
— Hick Rawl (@Best_In_Golf) October 30, 2019
Not grace or class here! If he would have answered her direct question, she wouldn’t have had to ask over & over! Cory is an awful candidate! Go @MeghanMcCain !!!!!!!
— JoCongleton (@congleton_jo) October 30, 2019
Yep won't vote for anyone that dodges a question that hard dude. Get your boy inline bro
— ? CostalYangGang ? 2020 ☂️?? ~ ??️?⛳?️♂️ (@CostalGang) October 30, 2019
Seriously? He side stepped that question hard!
— MJ (@ComedyFan1981) October 30, 2019
There were no "mandatory buybacks" of machine guns in the U.S.
Even T-bone knows that.
— J.G. Petruna (@jgpetruna) October 30, 2019
Which means he never answered it. She asked him repeatedly and he filibustered with talking points. Only thing he missed was talking about T-Bone. No wonder he's cratering in the polls.
— Vern Demerest (@TxAv8r) October 30, 2019
That was a DODGE! Lol
— Lilly (@fluffykoalaa) October 30, 2019
So what’s the answer? If Meghan’s brother (or others) do not turn over their guns, how will they get them?
— Hope (@Hopespring4) October 30, 2019
You’re serious? He side stepped the question. Like Meghan has said, at least Beto has been honest about taking guns away. Booker is just being regular politician here.
— kelso02 (@kelso2002) October 30, 2019
She was trying to get him to accomplish an actual answer, not sure why there’s confusion.
— Heather (@40sareawesome) October 30, 2019
You would be frustrated too if someone never answered a question, especially if they’re running for President and want my vote.
— PaSh Yang ??☂️ (@ShouaPa) October 30, 2019
Meghan had a legit question he dodged it
— Ricardo Lagunas (@lagunasr31) October 30, 2019
He never answered the question. Because he can't. I may be Democrat but I stand with @MeghanMcCain on gun rights!
— Debra Thomas (@SyFyTvMom1) October 30, 2019
Seems pretty obvious to me that she was trying to get an answer to her question. It also seems pretty obvious to me that @CoryBooker was dodging that question with his usual set of talking points.
— Matt Engelbrecht (@NtwkEngineer) October 30, 2019
Spartacus can't answer the question. Also if "his" community has so much violence, what is he doing about it?
— GMT (@gthiry) October 30, 2019
It was a classic dodge. He never answered the question.
— Jules Bee (@JulieBalch3) October 30, 2019
Was there an answer in there?
— Derek (@newconserv) October 30, 2019
Cory Booker totally avoided a commitment to any plan he has. He was just back on his “moral” soap box. #spartacus
— wilsgin (@Ginny__Wilson) October 30, 2019
He handled it with blatant falsehoods and emotional rhetoric without offering a substantive answer. It shows Booker either has no problem lying for political appeal or he has no clue what he is talking about.
— Colton? (@mrthugnastyyo) October 30, 2019
Laughable. There was zero substance as usual. Meghan did all but pass him a Ritalin to keep him on topic and answer a simple question. I wouldn’t pack for the next debate.
— JDC (@johnc286) October 30, 2019
He didn't answer the question. He gave a touching testimony and provided examples when gun bans worked, but he did not answer "how" he would get it to work this time.
— in The club (@pirateangel_) October 30, 2019
Can anyone tell me what his answer was?
— M. D. D.?? (@Calvin_N_Hawgs) October 30, 2019
I think she was trying to get a straight answer from your candidate as to how he was going to take guns away from law abiding citizens who purchased their guns legally. He “gracefully” dodged the question
— Brett Alberty (@BrettAlbertyMD) October 30, 2019
Well, machine guns aren’t banned, so @CoryBooker is wrong when he says “we did that.” Booker asks why are we playing into fear mongering — yet that is precisely what he’s doing to sell his flawed confiscation plan. He never answered @MeghanMcCain ’s question, either. https://t.co/wB0TxVi8gJ
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 30, 2019
Grace and class. Maybe. Substance, nah. On brand.
— Todd T (@turmantodd) October 30, 2019
Democrats who support mandatory gun buybacks always say it’s a “scare tactic” to suggest police would go door to door confiscating guns, but if that’s not the plan, what is the plan?
Cory Booker goes full Beto, supports ‘mandatory buyback’ of ‘weapons of war’ (but accuses NRA of fear mongering about it) https://t.co/uWSqdZI7cM
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 2, 2019