Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) delivered a speech Thursday morning at the Senate Judiciary Committee in which he appealed for national unity — while calling supporters of President Donald Trump a “cult of personality.”
Booker was speaking on the final day of hearings on the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Booker praised his Republican colleagues in the Senate who had criticized Trump for “bringing in military and turning gas and rubber bullets on peaceful protesters in Lafayette Park” (which never happened) and for holding the Bible “in an awkward way for a photo op” (evoking false claims by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden that he held it “upside down”).
Booker then said:
We have armed militias now gearing up. Go to the website armyoftrump.com [sic]. First of all, that worries me because I like my conservatives — because usually you pick things we all agree