Has Cory Booker Been Added To Possible VP Picks By The Clinton Campaign?
Hillary Clinton is on the hunt for a vice president and it looks like New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker could be in the running for the spot.
According to CNN, the whispers of Booker’s possible vetting were increased on Sunday (July 3) during his interview with State of the Union host Brianna Keilar. While discussing other candidates like Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Labor Secretary Tom Perez, Booker was asked if he was under review. Booker politely brushed off the question while gushing about the many great Democratic picks Clinton has to choose from.
“I’m just referring questions about the vice presidency to the woman who is going to have to make this decision,” Booker said to Keilar. “You should talk to the Clinton campaign.” His answer was previously straightforward with MSNBC when he flat out denied being vetted. “I am hearing much more from media folks like you asking me these questions,” he said in June. “It’s flattering and everything like that, but I’m not being vetted.”
Out of all of the alleged picks, Booker is the most fresh-faced and appealing to voters. His stance on education and gun violence in Jersey has made him one of the most progressive figures from the state. He also has a fan in President Barack Obama. If Booker decides to head to the White House, his Dem. seat will more than likely be replaced with a Republican by Gov. Chris Christie, which can pose a problem for liberals.
However, Booker is sure of keeping Trump as far away from the White House as possible. When asked if Christie would make a good vice presidential pick for the presumptive nominee, Booker explained no matter who would be chosen, a problem would still remain.
“This is somebody that’s a danger, not only to our country but his recklessness, his disregard, demeaning and degrading of other individuals, will put this planet in peril,” Booker said. “This is a dangerous man. I have heard what’s come out of his mouth. It’s frankly frightening about what could happen if he was the commander in chief of this country and had his finger – had the codes to the nuclear weapons.”