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 BookerSunday shows — Nadler: A jury would convict Trump in 'three minutes flat' Booker on Harris dropping out: 'Iowa voters should have the right to choose' Booker campaign rakes in million after Harris exits 2020 race 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 ButtigiegBiden: Buttigieg 'doesn't have significant black support even in his own city' Warren says she made almost M from legal work over past three decades Biden rallies with John Kerry in early primary states 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, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire House approves two-state resolution in implicit rebuke of Trump Al Green calls for including Trump's 'racism' in impeachment articles 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.”