Cory Booker: Martin Luther King would oppose Republican budget plan

Patrick Howley Political Reporter
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New Jersey Senate candidate Cory Booker, who is also the mayor of Newark, suggested that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would oppose Rep. Tom Graves’ bill to fund the federal government without funding Obamacare.

“At the urging of extremists on the right flank, House Republicans have voted 42 times to repeal President Obama’s health care law… Now, extremist House Republicans are threatening to shut down the government if they don’t get their way. That is not moving forward,” Booker said in an email to supporters Monday that starts out sounding like a standard press release then decides to go for the gold.

“Right now, extremist House Republicans seem dug in on their misguided attempt to bring the gears of government to a halt, but it can’t last — though extremism might be stubborn, hope is more stubborn still. You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist,” Booker said.

Wait for it.

“Martin Luther King, Jr., told us that ‘darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.’ Those words were true then, and they’re true now. If we stay united — for our country and its most vulnerable citizens — we can and will overcome extremism together and take a step towards healing our country’s politics,” Booker concluded.

Boom! Booker moves his King into check-mate. Take that, Georgia Rep. Tom Graves. Stop standing in opposition to Dr. King with your budget plan.

Booker is way ahead of Steve Lonegan in next month’s special Senate election, despite the fact that Newark is in the midst of a horrible murder wave.

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