Cory Booker in Ridgewood NJ photo by Boyd Loving
By JACQUELINE KLIMAS (@JACQKLIMAS) • 11/13/16 2:11 PM
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., praised protesters speaking out against President-elect Trump across the nation, but urged them to not turn to the hateful speech that was a big part of the campaign.
“When you have a president that in his campaign, who ran saying things that aren’t just contrary to fact but literally threatening to use presidential power in a way that would erode the rights and privileges and equality of large sectors of Americans, then God bless the protesters,” Booker said Sunday on “Meet the Press.”
But he cautioned protesters not to “become the very thing that they’re protesting against.”
“We need to raise our voices, but we do not need to indulge in hate,” he said.