Cory Booker: ’This Is a Paul Revere Moment, The Russians Are Coming’


On Wednesday’s Erin Burnett OutFront, Senator Cory Booker oddly likened the investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential race to the beginning of the American Revolution.

“We’ve got to get back to the focus of what’s going on right now,” Booker said, “which is really a moment in American history where we’ve had an unprecedented attack on our elections, and how are we as a nation going to respond? Donald Trump clearly has not taken this seriously, in what should be a Paul Revere moment for our country, where people are talking about the Russians are coming.”

CNN anchor Erin Burnett had started the interview by asking the New Jersey senator for his take on the President firing FBI Director James Comey. Senator Booker briefly touched on the “conflicting reasons” from the Trump administration before quickly zeroing in on the ongoing investigation into Russia.

“I don’t want to let that distract from the urgency — in fact, the crisis of this moment, where we have Russia who has attacked our country in a cyber way — trying to undermine our elections,” the senator stated. “And there’s a whole urgency to get to the bottom of what happened.”

And at the end of the interview, he said this:

“We see this from the French elections… They intend to continue to come at this country. So this is a Paul Revere moment. The Russians are coming. What are we gonna do about it?”

You can watch the relevant portion of the Booker interview, via CNN.

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