Booker responds to Onion article mocking Buttigieg over stock photo

Booker responds to Onion article mocking Buttigieg over stock photo
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Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerThe Hill's 12:30 Report: House managers to begin opening arguments on day two Patrick backs reparations in unveiling 'Equity Agenda for Black Americans' Booker ahead of Trump impeachment trial: 'History has its eyes on us' MORE (D-N.J.), a 2020 presidential hopeful, on Wednesday wryly replied to a satirization from The Onion about fellow White House contender Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' Sanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Overnight Defense: Trump downplays troops' concussion injuries in Iran attack | Dems offer case against Trump on day two of trial | UN links Saudis to hack of Bezos' phone MORE, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., after his campaign received pushback over a photo used to promote his new racial justice plan.

Responding to The Onion's piece titled "Cory Booker Taken Aback To Find Dozens Of Pictures Of Himself On Buttigieg Campaign Flyers," the senator tweeted, "It's weird because I've never even been to Kenya."

The satirical article was published Wednesday after Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Donald Trump' if the US doesn't elect a progressive Media's selective outrage exposed in McSally-Raju kerfuffle MORE (D-Minn.) on Sunday criticized Buttigieg for using a stock photo of a Kenyan woman to promote his new racial justice plan, dubbed the Douglass Plan.

The Buttigieg campaign apologized for “any confusion” the photo may have caused and said that using stock photos was standard practice but added that “as our campaign has grown, we have brought all of our web development in-house to guard against mistakes like this.”