Cory Booker is an American politician currently serving as the junior United States Senator from New Jersey. He has had this title since 2013 and is a member of the Democratic party.
Booker has been pushing to derail the nomination of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, after a new FBI investigation into past allegations of sexual assault were leveled against him. Booker tweeted to his 4.1 million Twitter followers, “The time to call your senators is now,” adding the hashtags “Stop Kavanaugh” and “Believe Survivors.”
Booker has praised Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the research psychologist who said Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school, as heroic. He has also used his place on the Senate Judiciary Committee to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination.
Booker was the 36th Mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013, and before that he served on the Newark City Council from 1998 to 2002. Booker is the first African-American U.S. Senator from New Jersey.
Booker spoke to about 1,000 Iowa Democrats on Saturday night, bringing the crowd to its feet several times. He has been slowly building to this visit to the state that holds the first presidential caucuses, also visiting key presidential battlegrounds such as Florida, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. Booker is doing this as he weighs his options for a 2020 run at the White House.