Cory Booker versus Nooners on gun violence and Newtown:
— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) December 23, 2012
I may frame this. Oh, and Booker (who might actually know something about a city facing gun violence as Mayor of Newark) went on to snatch Nooners’ wig on live teevee.
“I don’t know if anybody here has seen somebody shot. I have,” Booker said during a round-table discussion on the show, hosted by George Stephanopoulos. “I don’t know if anybody here has had to put their hand in somebody’s chest and try to stop the bleeding so somebody doesn’t die. I have. And the what frustrates me about this debate is it’s a false debate. It’s a false debate.
“This is a convenient trick to try to divide our country more. Most of us in America, including gun owners, agree on things that would stop the kind of carnage that’s going on in cities all over America.”
“I’m tired of the political debates,” he added. “They’re not necessary. I’m tired of the ideological positions. We don’t even need to visit them. Let’s stick to the pragmatic center where all Americans believe the same thing and let’s pass legislation that would make America safer.”
That of course will never happen as long as Republicans have any sort of power in Congress.