Cory Booker’s campaign of love and unity has him sitting at 2 percent in the polls. So now he’s giving tough love a try.
The New Jersey Democrat entered the presidential race promising to bridge the country’s divides and elevate its political discourse after two years of Donald Trump. But after polling in the low-single digits for months, stuck in a crowded second tier of Democratic hopefuls, Booker is starting to change his M.O.
On Monday night, he told comedian Seth Meyers he sometimes feels “like punching” the president. The senator is also going after Democratic front-runner Joe Biden more aggressively than he ever has, calling the former VP the “failed architect” of a broken criminal justice system.