Democratic New Jersey 2020 presidential candidate and Sen. Cory Booker is hotly defending his stance on gun control, referring to thoughts and prayers as “just bullsh*t” on David Axelrod’s show, “The Axe Files.” That’s a horrific thing to say and will not help his presidential ambitions in the least. Booker stands virtually no chance of becoming his party’s nominee much less president of the United States. He’s not helping himself here at all.
“CNN Newsroom” anchor Poppy Harlow showed a video of Booker’s statements, discussing them with Axelrod on Friday. “So when I’m president of the United States, I’m taking a fight to this issue like folks have never seen before because we’re better than this as a country,” Booker told Axelrod. “It’s a uniquely American problem. No other country has this kind of carnage.” That’s simply not true.
Booker made the outrageous claim that more Americans had died due to gun violence in his lifetime than had died in all wars since the Revolutionary War combined. Again untrue.
“We’re not going to give thoughts and prayers, which to me is just bullsh*t,” he added. “I’m sorry to say that as a man of faith, but I was taught faith without works is dead. We’re going to bring a fight with everything that I have to solve this problem. And because it’s solvable, and we know it.” He’s using faith as a shield to excuse the inexcusable. I consider that blasphemous and disgusting.
Cory Booker says thoughts and prayers are "bulls***"
The Democratic Party has gone from mocking us for "clinging to guns or religion" to saying we will take your guns and your religion is "BS." Beyond offensive.
We will keep our 1st and 2nd amendment rights, thank you pic.twitter.com/38ams05Twd
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) May 10, 2019
From The Daily Caller:
“Axelrod responded to the clip, pointing out the fact that gun violence is a very personal issue for Booker, one that literally hits close to his home city of Newark, NJ, where he had previously served as mayor.
“We should point out that Cory Booker lives in the inner city of Newark,” Axelrod noted. “Just a few days earlier, someone he knew had been killed nearby. He spoke about young people who he had mentored who were killed by gun violence.”
“Booker is not the only 2020 Democratic hopeful proposing strict gun control measures. California Sen. Kamala Harris has said that she would give Congress 100 days to enact new gun legislation before taking executive action. California Rep. Eric Swalwell is running on a platform of buybacks and, if necessary, confiscation.
“The New Jersey Senator’s comprehensive plan for gun control includes federal government interviews for prospective gun owners.”
Booker made his controversial comments after unveiling his plan to implement more gun control to combat gun violence.
The plan includes:
- Federal gun licensing
- Handgun microstamping
- Universal background checks
- “Assault weapons” ban
- “High-capacity” magazine ban
- Bump stock ban
- Limiting gun buyers to one handgun per month
“Finally, beginning on Day One in office, Cory will take executive action to build on ongoing efforts and take concrete steps forward — closing dangerous loopholes in gun sales, cracking down on unscrupulous dealers and gun manufacturers, and investing in communities impacted by gun violence,” a post from Booker’s campaign says on Medium.
Republican National Committee spokeswoman Elizabeth Harrington ripped Booker in a tweet, comparing his language to Barack Obama’s 2008 comments referring to working-class, flyover voters who “get bitter” and cling to “guns or religion.”
“We will keep our 1st and 2nd amendment rights, thank you,” she wrote.
To be clear, Booker’s comments not only strike me as anti-Christian… he is also anti-Constitutional as well. He refused to answer when asked if he would imprison Americans who refused to comply with his extreme gun manifesto. This is not the kind of man Americans want as their leader and president.