Cory Booker Vows to Take on NRA: We’ll ‘Bring a Fight Like the NRA has Never Seen’
Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker vowed to take on the NRA if he is elected president.
Speaking during a CNN Town Hall in Orangeburg, South Carolina on Wednesday, Booker was asked how he would keep America — and schoolchildren — safe from gun violence.
“I was terrified to send my daughter to school when she began kindergarten this year,” an emotional Rachel Morey told Booker. “It’s devastating that my 6-year-old had to be taught how to hide and stay quiet in case someone came to her school to shoot people. How can we talk about being free in this country when we have to leave each day in fear of gun violence in schools, places of worship, concerts, and even from law enforcement? What is your plan to ensure our safety and freedoms?”
Booker thanked her for her question.
“That fear you’re feeling is something that we see in Americans now who fear going to their house of worship, who fear going to a concert, and it is so horrific that in America, we have in the aggregate a mass shooting every day because dozens of people are shot and killed,” Booker replied. “I am frustrated with politicians who all the best they can muster is to give thoughts and prayers. Enough of that. Enough of that.”
He then vowed to “bring a fight” if he is elected.
“We are going to bring a fight like the NRA has never seen if they’re going to defend corporate gun manufacturers more than represent the people,” Booker vowed. “We are going to bring that fight on every level necessary. I’m a guy that’s taken on tough fights before and won them, and this is one that we are going to win together.”
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