Recorded on 8/13/20, Steve Adubato is joined by U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D) – NJ, Democratic Incumbent for U.S. Senate, to discuss presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris; President Trump’s tone and demeanor throughout his presidency; and the national response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Senator Booker also discusses legislation to protect the privacy of federal judges and legislation to confront racism in society.
Booker says the U.S. has not handled the COVID-19 public health crisis well, and it has affected each and every one of us, including our economy. He said, “We have made a lot of bad mistakes, especially at the national level, by not coming up with a rapid plan.” He adds, “This is the biggest crisis of our lifetime, and it demands a big response.”
Booker is enthusiastic about the fact that presidential candidate Joe Biden has chosen his running mate to be Senator Kamala Harris. He says it’s a historical moment, “This is an epic history–changing moment, where you have an African American woman of Indian descent…it is this wonderful moment where all of us, regardless of your party, should just take pride in now seeing a ticket in Joe Biden and Kamala Harris that really speak to the truth of who we are as a nation, that this is the United States of America no matter what your background.”