Corey Booker said Maxine is correct in wanting Democrats to confront Trump aides. He calls it “radical love”…If radical love is kicking people out of restaurants or screaming at them until they leave a movie theater then NO THANK YOU ON THE RADICAL LOVE! That’s not love but harassment and assault of another person. Shame on Booker!
Booker was asked by Andrea Mitchell if he supported the comments by Waters, Booker replied he subscribed to an ideal of “radical love.”
“Yes, you should protest. Yes, you should confront evil and injustice,” he said. “But do it in the ways that Martin Luther King did … Recognizing the dignity of even those who you oppose, even those who are trying to destroy you.”
Speaking at the border in McAllen, Texas, Booker said he worried about a descent in the country’s culture into Americans hating Americans. He did say protests should occur while “moral outrages” were occurring, such as illegal immigrant family separation.
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“We’ve got to get to a point in our country where we can talk to each other, where we are all seeking a more beloved community, and some of those tactics that people are advocating for, to me, don’t reflect that spirit,” he said. “And so, yes, if I saw an administrator out and about, there’s nothing wrong with confronting that person, but not to lead with love and to do it in a way that is more reflective of the values that we are trying to reject in our country is unacceptable to me.”
“Let’s elevate those tactics from people that we hail in our nation, from Gandhi to King, and reflect those values in our urgent protests, in our urgent activism, but always leading with love in our country,” he added.