Cory Booker To Be Sworn In As US Senator


All #Politicians are the same, in my eyes. However, ironically #CoreyBooker is one of the few, among them, whom I actually have any relative respect for:

CBS New York

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) —Cory Booker, who became a rising star in the Democratic Party as mayor of Newark, N.J., is the nation’s newest senator.

Booker, 44, was sworn in as a U.S. senator at noon Thursday. Vice President Joe Biden conducted the ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) held the bible on which Booker took his oath.

The Democrat was surrounded by family, including his mother and brother. His father died Oct. 10.

Booker won a special election Oct. 16 to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg. He’ll serve the remaining 14 months of the term.

The former mayor becomes the second African-American in the Senate. The other is Republican Tim Scott of South Carolina.

“Let’s not forget; my state now has a Latino and a black representing it. I mean, that’s kind of incredible. So New…

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