Sen. Booker draws laughter from audience with comment about winning presidency

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 7:03 AM PT — Friday, September 6, 2019

Democrat voters may not be taking Senator Cory Booker’s presidential candidacy as seriously as he hopes. On Wednesday, Booker and several of his primary challengers attempted to outshine each other at a town hall on so-called climate change.

The New Jersey lawmaker detailed his proposal, which focuses on achieving a carbon neutral economy. Booker gave a timeline about reaching his ambitious goal along with the presumption he will be elected president next year. His pitch was quickly met by laughter from the audience.

Since launching his campaign, Booker has remained toward the bottom of most polls. Before entering the race he drew criticism for his bombastic performances during Senate hearings, even once referring to himself as “Spartacus.”

FILE – In this Aug. 20, 2007 file photo, then Newark Mayor Cory Booker, answers a question during an interview in his office in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)