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Cory Booker Praises Sherrod Brown’s ‘Decency,’ Despite Abuse Allegations

By bringing up Brown’s decency, Booker is opening the door to questions from the Ohio senator’s past.

By NTK Staff | 10.12.2018 @4:00pm

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), a possible 2020 presidential candidate, is making the political rounds this week, including a recent trip to Iowa and a campaign stop in Columbus, Ohio to support his colleague, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

While speaking to a small room of supporters Booker praised Brown’s “basic human decency” at a GOTV launch:

“…none of them inspire me more in terms of basic human decency than Sherrod Brown. Sherrod is one of those guys, and maybe I can give you this story. Well first of all, he has this kind of kindness about him and I don’t mean to be judgmental to folks but I have one standard that I love when I look at people, specially folks in high office with fancy titles. I really have this believe that someone who is nice to you, but not nice to the waiter is not a nice person. And Sherrod is one of people that embodies the ideal that you cannot lead the people if you don’t love the people. He embodies the ideal that leaders should not denigrate they should elevate. He is one of those folks that you watch him when he moves in the corridors of the Senate as you rush about to do these lofty issues. He sees people, he sees the dignity and the worth. He expresses kindness. He doesn’t think he is better than. He is a regular guy that sees every single person as his equal or often even more so he elevates their dignity in a way that he looks up to them and sees their light…”

By bringing up Brown’s decency, Booker is opening the door to questions from the Ohio senator’s past. In May 1986, Brown’s first wife, Larke Brown, filed for divorce, stating in the complaint that Brown “has been guilty of gross neglect of duty and extreme cruelty.” Larke sought a restraining order against Brown, saying, she feared “for the safety and well-being of myself and our children due to the defendant’s physical violence and abusive nature.”

In an affidavit, Larke said Brown “intimidated, pushed, shoved and bullied her” on several occasions and concluded by saying:

“Definitely afraid of my husband, that he has struck and bullied me on several different occasions, he has completely destroyed my peace of mind and that I am extremely intimidated by him.”

Brown’s ex-wife has since said that her legal complaint simply contained “angry words” made during “an unfriendly ordeal.”

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