There has been an outbreak of violence in Newark, New Jersey, and city officials are stepping up efforts to combat the problem:

We’ve heard that the vacant seat at the lower middle of the above photo is reserved for T-Bone, a subject that continues to be a sticking point for Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s U.S. Senate hopes:

Team Booker’s explanation for T-Bone is currently “but partisanship!”

T-Bone would agree if he were real.

In spite of these problems, Booker found time to goof off with Jimmy Fallon:

Unfortunately, Fallon did not ask Booker about T-Bone.