Booker: ‘This is the most important midterm election of our lifetime’
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) says that voters should not be getting tunnel vision thinking about 2020 and neglect November’s midterms.
“This is the most important midterm election of our lifetime. … For folks looking beyond that, don’t look beyond,” Booker said on “The View” on Monday.
Booker, 48, brushed off questions about him running against President Trump in 2020 and said he is “going to be fighting for every Democratic candidate” during the 2018 midterms.
He also said that, in the future, Democrats and Republicans need to find “common ground to work together and stand together.”
After a weekend that saw Trump heavily criticize special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 election, Booker accused the president of trying to undermine the integrity of the country’s agencies.
“It is exactly what the Russians want,” Booker said. “Us to be going after our sacred institutions.”
Booker also said that he is “very interested” in investigating FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s recent firing by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Sessions said McCabe provided the press with unauthorized information and wasn’t forthcoming with investigators looking into the matter. McCabe has said that he has the authority to share the information and that his dismissal is part of a larger effort to discredit Mueller’s investigation.