WFB: Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker said Donald Trump’s policies could “literally” cause people to die, during the same interview where he called for “radical love” in politics.
During an interview on “Pod Save America,” the New Jersey senator told former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau, “I do what I have to do to get shit done,” before flip-flopping on his position in favor of the Senate filibuster.
Booker blamed the budget reconciliation process for eroding the Senate, which requires only a simple majority and was first used during the Obama administration to make changes to Obamacare after Sen. Ted Kennedy’s death.
He said reconciliation has allowed the Republican majority to do “awful things,” such as allowing most Americans to keep more of their money.
“I understand that the erosion of the Senate, already, has allowed this [Republican] party to do awful things, Trump tax cut, for example,” Booker said. “And if I was president I want people to know very tactfully, let’s talk tactics, I will use reconciliation to roll back the Trump tax credits, and do the kind of things that I think to have a tax system that reflects our values, our morals, and frankly what is better for our economy.”
Booker acknowledged that the leftward pull of his party is urging him to accept the position of eliminating the filibuster, which requires a 60-vote threshold to pass legislation. Just two months ago Booker said, “We should not be doing anything to mess with the strength of the filibuster.” more here