Sen. Cory Booker seemed to break with fellow Democrat Maxine Waters on Monday, stating that it’s OK to confront people you disagree with politically but that it needs to be done in a respectful manner.
Waters cheered the harassment of Trump officials like White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders over the weekend, asserting, “If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd … tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere!” (RELATED: Maxine Waters: God Is On The Side Of People Driving Trump Officials From Restaurants)
MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell asked Booker if he agreed with Waters that Trump officials should be aggressively confronted whenever they are in public.
Booker replied that he thinks it is okay to “confront” people you disagree with, adding, “but do it in the ways that Martin Luther King and Fred Shuttlesworth did … who always did it by recognizing the dignity of those you oppose.”
“I worry in our country right now that were descending to a hatred of American hating American that is not going to solve our problems,” Booker continued. “We’ve got to get to a point in our country where we can talk to each other, where we are all seeking a more beloved community, and some of those tactics that people are advocating for, to me, don’t reflect that spirit.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi also condemned Waters’ comments, calling the harassment “unacceptable.” (RELATED: Pelosi Finds A Way To Blame Trump For Maxine Waters Mob Comments)