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Booker: Trump Policies ‘Literally’ Could ‘Cause People’s Death’

Free Beacon [1]
March 22, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker said Donald Trump’s policies could “literally” cause people to die, during the same interview where he called for “radical love” in politics.

During an interview [2] on “Pod Save America,” the New Jersey senator told former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau, “I do what I have to do to get shit done,” before flip-flopping on his position [3] in favor of the Senate filibuster.

Booker blamed the budget reconciliation process for eroding the Senate, which requires only a simple majority and was first used during the Obama administration to make changes [4] to Obamacare after [5] Sen. Ted Kennedy’s death.

He said reconciliation has allowed the Republican majority to do “awful things,” such as allowing most Americans [6] to keep more of their money.

“I understand that the erosion of the Senate, already, has allowed this [Republican] party to do awful things, Trump tax cut, for example,” Booker said. “And if I was president I want people to know very tactfully, let’s talk tactics, I will use reconciliation to roll back the Trump tax credits, and do the kind of things that I think to have a tax system that reflects our values, our morals, and frankly what is better for our economy.”

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