New Jersey Senator and presidential hopeful Cory Booker begged an audience to harass certain elected officials, telling the crowd, “Please get up in the faces of some congresspeople,” in a speech on Wednesday.
One month ago today, Booker appeared on MSNBC to condemn Maxine Waters’ remarks about confronting administration officials.
“You should confront evil and injustice. But do it in the ways that Martin Luther King did, and Fred Shuttlesworth did, and other great leaders who always did it by recognizing the dignity of even those who you oppose — even those who’re trying to destroy you; even those who hate you,” Booker told Andrea Mitchell.
“We have 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 people are advocating for don’t reflect that spirit” Booker ironically continued.
Booker concluded the interview by citing iconic peaceful protestors, saying, “Let’s elevate people like Gandhi and King and reflect their values in our urgent activism, but always leading with love in our country.”