New Jersey Sen. and (then, soon-to-be) presidential candidate Cory Booker’s take on the Smollett story on January 29th.
The vicious attack on actor Jussie Smollett was an attempted modern-day lynching. I'm glad he's safe.
To those in Congress who don't feel the urgency to pass our Anti-Lynching bill designating lynching as a federal hate crimeâ I urge you to pay attention. https://t.co/EwXFxl5f2m
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) January 29, 2019
New Jersey Sen. and presidential candidate Cory Booker’s take on the Smollett story today.
He called the attack a "modern day lynching" when the news broke. pic.twitter.com/8Zf8y7vhrv
— Megan Pratz (@meganpratz) February 17, 2019
“Well, the information is still coming out. I’m going to withhold until all the information actually comes out.”
NEW: Booker said he is waiting for more info on the new reports of Jussie Smolletâs attack potentially being a planned hoax. He called it a âmodern-day lynchingâ when first reported. pic.twitter.com/rHNNJtNvCs
— Bo Erickson (@BoKnowsNews) February 17, 2019
And into that answer, somehow Booker wove in a narrative about the “right wing” being responsible for every recent evil perpetrated in the United States.
Weird, I don't remember @CoryBooker withholding comment until all the information was out when the story first broke…I wonder what possibly could have changed? đ¤đ§#SmollettHoax https://t.co/Rh7Gn6kNqy
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 17, 2019
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) February 17, 2019
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) February 17, 2019
Wasn’t Booker just telling us about how he as a candidate was a going to be different, above the fray, optimistic and non-divisive?