Democratic New Jersey Senator Cory Booker bashed America during the progressive Netroots Nation conference on Friday.
“I’m a big believer that if America, if this country hasn’t broken your heart, then you don’t love her enough,” Booker said. “Because there’s things that are savagely wrong in this country. There’s a normalcy of injustice that we’ve accepted.”
Booker did not elaborate on what things he thinks are currently “wrong” in America, but instead waxed poetic about gaining “wisdom” from “moons.”
“And I tell you, Newark has gifted me a wisdom that can only come from moons, a sense of purpose that can only come from shared pain,” Booker asserted. “It’s a city that at times where my heart has been broken but I’ve learned that the heart is this interesting organ that, it’s the only one that really works even if it’s gotten broken.”