Cory Booker: 'Clearly' Amy Coney Barrett Is 'Not a Racist'

Cory Booker: 'Clearly' Amy Coney Barrett Is 'Not a Racist'

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) stated on Thursday that “clearly” Judge Amy Coney Barrett is “not a racist.”

“And here we are in the backdrop of what I think is — and somebody can correct me or fact check me — what I think is the largest period of demonstrations in the history of the United States,” Booker said on Thursday, ahead of witness testimonies. “Greater than any in the Civil Rights movement.”

“Millions of Americans often in predominately, if not all, white towns coming out to protest issues of race, and I was surprised that in this backdrop, issues of race are so important to the Supreme Court, that we had a nominee who couldn’t even talk to a law review article that they wrote,” Booker said before clarifying that Barrett is “not a racist.”

“And that’s not — I heard Senator Kennedy ask her yesterday, which made me smile

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