U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) appeared to take a page from the playbook of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) when he begged activists in Washington, D.C., last week to "go to the Hill" and "get up in the face of some congresspeople."
While Booker walked back his comments at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness, Fox News said, his words sounded eerily similar to Waters' infamous rant last month when she told supporters to "create a crowd" and "push back on" members of President Donald Trump's cabinet if they're seen "in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station."
"You tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” she added in her speech, spelling out consequences for illegal immigrant children getting separated from their families at the border.
Indeed, amid Waters' words actual left-wing harassment of public officials took place. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family were asked to leave a restaurant due to the owner’s “moral conviction” against Trump, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was heckled by Democratic Socialists inside a Washington, D.C., Mexican restaurant — and outside her home as well.
What did a pair of political observers have to say about Booker's comments?
Booker's comments were the subject of a Fox News discussion Saturday during which GOP strategist Gianno Caldwell said "mob violence seems to be the answer" for Democrats when their ideas aren't embraced.
"This has become a very dangerous scenario at play," he added.
But Democratic strategist Rochelle Ritchie countered that Booker wasn't calling for violence and "did not say get in the face of conservatives, he did not say get in the face of Republicans."
She added that showing "17 seconds" of Booker's 35-minute speech is "the epitome of fake news" as he was talking about combating homelessness.
Here's the discussion:
(H/T: American Mirror)