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Booker: ‘Nothing Wrong’ With Confronting Trump Officials ‘With Love’

The New Jersey senator told MSNBC that Democrats should emulate Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ghandi, and confront with "love."

By NTK Staff | 06.25.2018 @12:52pm

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), in an appearance on MSNBC on Monday, said that there was “nothing wrong” with confronting Trump administration officials in public.

Booker told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, however, that Democrats should “love” their opponents. “I worry in our country right now that we’re descending to a hatred of American hating American,” he said. “That is not going to solve our problems.”

The senator called for the Trump administration to end its strict immigration policies, but he added that Americans need to “talk” and not scream at each other.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) told a protest crowd this weekend that they should confront Republicans in any public place, wherever they find them, prompting condemnation from across the political spectrum.

“Some of those tactics that people are advocating for, to me, don’t reflect that spirit,” he said, seemingly rejecting Waters’ approach.

But the senator told MSNBC that “with love,” he would confront any administration official in public. “There’s nothing wrong with confronting that person,” Booker said.

Booker is a possible 2020 candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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