Fox News anchor apologizes for saying Booker dropped out of 2020 race

Fox News anchor apologizes for saying Booker dropped out of 2020 race
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Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner on Monday apologized after incorrectly saying Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBooker campaign rakes in million after Harris exits 2020 race Sunday talk shows: Lawmakers gear up ahead of Monday's House Judiciary hearing Democrats battle for Hollywood's cash MORE (D-N.J.) had dropped out of the 2020 presidential race.

Faulkner issued the correction in an on-air segment shortly after making the mistake, acknowledging Booker is still running.

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“He is, of course, still in the contest along with five other senators making a White House bid, which was part of the conversation about the Republican strategy, if you will, to make this go on a little bit longer and sideline some of those potential late-stayers as candidates. I apologize for the error,” she said in her apology.

Faulkner made her original mistake while talking to Bret Baier about impeachment and how a Senate trial would force several presidential candidates back to Washington. 

“Fewer of them now, as Cory Booker has dropped out,” she said.

The Hill has reached out to Booker’s campaign and Fox News for comment.

Booker has qualified for the November debate set for this week but has struggled to gain traction on the top tier candidates in the polls.

A RealClearPolitics average of polls has Booker in ninth place in the crowded field, polling at 2 percent.

There are five other senators still in the race, including top tier hopefuls Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren, Buttigieg fight echoes 2004 campaign, serves as warning for 2020 race Democrats battle for Hollywood's cash Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump calls Warren 'Pocahontas,' knocks wealth tax Warren, Buttigieg fight echoes 2004 campaign, serves as warning for 2020 race Democrats battle for Hollywood's cash MORE (D-Mass.). Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBooker campaign rakes in million after Harris exits 2020 race Democrats battle for Hollywood's cash Yang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations MORE (D-Calif.), Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharBiden: All-white debate not representative of party, but 'you can't dictate' nominee Delaney to DNC: Open second debate stage for candidates who qualified for past events There's a lot to like about the Senate privacy bill, if it's not watered down MORE (D-Minn.) and Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetBloomberg on 2020 rivals blasting him for using his own money: 'They had a chance to go out and make a lot of money' Senators want FERC to protect critical infrastructure from Huawei threats Krystal Ball: What Harris's exit means for the other 2020 candidates MORE (D-Colo.) round out the group of upper chamber members running for the nomination.