Cory Booker Truthers Seek Police Records of Booker’s Heroism
Meet The Cory Booker Truthers (They Work At The National Review)
By Ian Millshier
A handsome, young African American politician bursts onto the national scene. Buoyed by his compelling personal story, a talent for public speaking and Ivy League smarts, he rises quickly to become a nationally prominent figure and one of the brightest rising stars in the Democratic Party. Yet, as he awaits the most important election of his career, whispers of a conspiracy emerge from the conservative press. The candidate is hiding an important document from the American people — and this failure to disclose allegedly calls into question his fitness for the very job he seeks.
We’re speaking, of course, about Cory Booker.
To explain, one of the longstanding staples of Booker’s public speeches is a tale of a time when he was walking near his former home in Newark when he heard gunshots, ran in the direction of the sound, and discovered a young, recently shot man who fell into Booker’s arms and began to bleed to death. Here, for example, is a 2010 speech where Booker told this story. The conservative National Review, however, doubts the truth of this tale, and — like a birther demanding President Obama’s birth certificate — they would “like to see documents backing up Booker’s statements.” They claim that they have been “stonewalled and given the run-around by everyone we’ve asked for help in obtaining the relevant police records,” and they announced on Wednesday that they have “filed suit against the Newark Police Department, the City of Newark, and Mayor Booker to obtain the records in keeping with New Jersey law.”
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