Cory Booker

U.S. Senator (NJ)

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While Booker has historically been more pro-Israel than most 2020 Democrats, he voted against the most recent anti-boycott piece of legislation in 2019 and has said that he would be willing to meet with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has described Jews as “satanic” and called Hitler “a great man.” Times of Israel, 2/1/2019 | The Washington Examiner, 6/23/19


Booker broke with fellow New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez in voting for the Iran Nuclear Deal, and called President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal an “abdication of American leadership,” in an official statement.


When asked about a compromise on immigration that includes building a Wall, Booker said, “I think the wall is a dead end,” and “We should be building bridges not walls, building tunnels in this region, not walls.” (Daily Caller, 9/11/17)


Booker defended Rep. Ilhan Omar’s comments describing the 9/11 attacks as “some people did something.” (CBS News, 4/13/19)


While Booker has rejected the “socialist” label, he advocates for tax-and-spend policies to pay for programs such as the Green New Deal and single-payer health care.

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