Tom Cotton took to Facebook today to call out Corey Booker for beginning his 2020 presidential campaign by testifying against Sessions:
I’m very disappointed that Senator Booker has chosen to start his 2020 presidential campaign by testifying against Senator Sessions. This disgraceful breach of custom is especially surprising since Senator Booker just last year said he was “honored to have partnered with Senator Sessions” on a resolution honoring civil-rights marchers. Senator Booker says he feels compelled to speak out because Senator Session wants to keep criminals behind bars, drugs off our streets, and amnesty from becoming law. He’s welcome to oppose these common-sense policies and vote against Senator Sessions’s nomination, but what is so unique about those views to require his extraordinary testimony? Nothing. This hearing simply offers a platform for his presidential aspirations. Senator Booker is better than that, and he knows better.
So basically Booker will begin his four year presidential campaign by trying to smear Sessions as a racist and a bigot. Sounds about right for a Democrat.
Booker has tried to paint himself as an everyman in New Jersey, but the biggest thing about him that sticks in my mind is when he was forced to do an about face after disagreeing with Obama. Remember the so-called hostage video? Public humiliation.