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Peter Schweizer to Mark Levin: ‘Profiles in Corruption’ Is About Whether the Bidens ‘Are Above the Law’

Peter Schweizer told Mark Levin that this latest book is about whether Joe Biden and the Biden family are “above the law.”

Cory Booker to GOP Senators: ‘History Has Its Eyes on Us’

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) argued on Sunday’s broadcast of “This Week” that senators should not “cave to partisanship and tribalism” during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Booker said, “Look, I worry about this election coming up a lot.

Cory Booker to GOP Senators: ‘History Has Its Eyes on Us’

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) argued on Sunday’s broadcast of “This Week” that senators should not “cave to partisanship and tribalism” during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Booker said, “Look, I worry about this election coming up a lot.

Cory Booker: Dems Shouldn’t Have Two White Men on Ticket Anymore

Failed presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) on Tuesday argued the Democratic Party must prove its commitment to diversity by never again running a presidential ticket that’s two white men.

“I don’t think we should have two white men on the ticket anymore,” Booker said during an interview on SiriusXM’s Joe Madison Show. “Not because there’s not great, talented, incredible white men, but I also believe that with the diversity of our party, the strength and leadership … as Harvard Business School has said, diverse teams are stronger teams.”

The New Jersey senator argued it’s critical that Democrats nominate a candidate that the African-American community can trust.

“No matter what, whoever the next nominee is for our party, they better have an authentic connection to African-American communities and inspire, and I’ll use this word very purposely, trust,” Booker said. “Because the Democratic Party has done a lot of things—you know mass incarceration is an example—that don’t necessarily align with the interests of African-American communities.”

Booker’s interview comes the day after he ended his own campaign for president after lackluster poll numbers.

Democratic Party voters are currently supporting white men by an overwhelming margin, as former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) lead in the polls ahead of the Iowa caucuses. According to the RealClearPolitics polling average, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) is the only Democratic presidential candidate in the top five who is not a white man, and Tuesday’s Democratic debate in Des Moines will feature all white candidates. Warren and fellow senator Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) will be the only debate participants who are not white men.

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Democrat Candidate Deval Patrick Slams Debate Lack of Diversity

Democrat presidential candidate Deval Patrick slammed the lack of diversity among the 2020 Democratic field of candidates ahead of Tuesday night’s Democrat primary debate.

The Fallen: 15 Democrats Who Dropped Out Before a Single 2020 Vote Was Cast

One by one, 15 of the president’s fiercest critics have dropped out of the race, unable to garner support to take on the man they believe is public enemy number one.

Rabbi Shmuley: Cory Booker Lost Because He Followed ‘Ilhan Omar Wing’ of Party

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, a former close friend of Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), said he lost because he sided with the “Ilhan Omar wing” of his party.

Trump Mocks Cory Booker as He Exits 2020 Race: ‘I Was Sooo Concerned’

President Donald Trump took a shot at Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey on Monday after the Democrat announced he was suspending his presidential campaign. “Nearly one year ago, I got in the race for president because I believed to my core that the answer to the common pain Americans are feeling right now, the…

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WSJ Reporter: Booker Was Never Anyone’s Top Choice

Former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) was “never the top choice” for any voters, according to a Wall Street Journal reporter.

“The second choice really matters in Iowa, and when I talked to voters in the state, they always brought up his name kind of below the second or third choice. He was never the top choice for anyone,” WSJ reporter Tarini Parti said on CNN’s Inside Politics.

Parti added that Booker had been seen for some time as a candidate who could “pull off a surprise on caucus night” in Iowa. But in the latest poll on Friday, he ranked below businessman Andrew Yang. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) led in the Iowa poll, closely followed by fellow senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.). South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg was in third place and former vice president Joe Biden was in fourth.

Booker ended his presidential campaign Monday after failing to qualify a second time for a Democratic debate. In a statement to his supporters, he said, “I got in this race to win, and I’ve always said I wouldn’t continue if there was no longer a path to victory.”

President Donald Trump reacted to the news of Booker dropping out by saying he can now rest easy at night.

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Continetti: Cory Booker’s Spartacus Moment Comes to an End

Washington Free Beacon founding editor Matthew Continetti on Monday responded to the news of Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) ending his presidential campaign as not being the senator’s “Spartacus moment.”

“This is not Cory Booker’s ‘Spartacus moment’ like he had during the Kavanaugh hearings,” Continetti said on Fox News’s America’s Newsroom.

Booker announced the end of his presidential campaign with a video message to supporters.

Continetti added that Booker’s campaign focus on positivity and uplift fell flat among Democratic voters.

“What’s notable about this is Cory Booker was selling uplift. He was selling a positive message about American unity. And I think it’s clear that that’s not what Democratic voters are interested in this time. They either want to beat Trump, which is the faction of the party that’s supporting Biden, or they want someone who wants big structural change and isn’t afraid to talk about it, and that’s Sanders,” Continetti said. “The candidate of positivity, optimism, and unity just couldn’t make it.”

“Spartacus moment” is a reference to Booker daring his colleagues to charge him with violating Senate rules over his behavior during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. He released an email Kavanaugh sent when he was a lawyer in the George W. Bush White House, in violation of official rules, and compared himself to Spartacus, who led a Roman slave revolt.

“This is about the closest I’ll probably ever have in my life to an ‘I am Spartacus’ moment,” he said.

In Stanley Kubrick’s 1960 film Spartacus, a famous scene shows the slaves Spartacus led refusing to give up their leader, as each one tells the Roman authorities, “I am Spartacus.”

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Cory Booker Drops Out of Presidential Race

Sen. Cory Booker announced Monday morning that he is dropping out of the presidential race, with three weeks to go before the Iowa caucus. In a message to supporters, Booker cited fundraising struggles and his failure to make the debate stage, and said he no longer sees a path to victory. “Our campaign has reached […]