Cory Booker: ‘Stunning’ to Compare Trump, Biden on Criminal Justice Reform
After clashing over the 1994 crime bill with former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said on Friday that comparing Biden and Trump's records on criminal justice reform is "stunning" and "not even debatable."
In July 2019, Booker, a presidential candidate at the time, addressed the Biden campaign's criminal justice reform plan, writing that Biden had "more than 40 years to get this right" and that the "proud architect of a failed system is not the right person to fix it."
During a Democratic primary debate on CNN, Booker, former mayor of Newark, N.J., was critical of Biden's involvement in writing the 1994 crime bill.
"There are people right now in prison for life for drug offenses because you stood up and used that tough-on-crime phony rhetoric that got a lot of people elected but destroyed communities like mine," Booker said, referencing Newark.
(h/t Just the News)