Sen. Cory Booker took the stage to a Monday-night hostile crowd in Philadelphia to support 2016 Democrat Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
“We have a presidential nominee in Hillary Clinton who knows that, in a time of stunningly wide disparities of wealth in our nation, America’s greatness must not be measured by how many millionaires and billionaires we have, but by how few people we have living in poverty,” Booker declared.
But he was met by very loud boos from the Sanders’ supporters.
Booker who has become a staple on the campaign trail for Clinton, was in the running to be her Vice President, touted the message of party unity.
I support Hillary Clinton because these are her values, and she has been paying it forward her entire life. Long before she ever ran for office, in Massachusetts, she went door-to-door collecting stories of children with disabilities. In South Carolina, she fought to reform juvenile justice so children wouldn’t be thrown into adult prisons. In Alabama, she helped expose remnants of segregation in schools. In Arkansas, she started a legal aid clinic to make sure poor folks could get their day in court. She’s always fought for people, and she’s always delivered. That’s why we trust her to fight, and deliver, for us as president.
During his speech, Booker took a few jabs at Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump. “Hillary Clinton knows what Donald Trump betrays time and again in this campaign: that we are not a zero sum nation, it is not you or me, it is not one American against another,” he said, before shifting back the ‘unified party’ theme. “It is you and I together, interdependent, interconnected with one single interwoven American destiny.”
As his speech continued, Booker attempted to unite a very fractured Democratic Party. ” It represents the best of our values, the best of our history, the best of our party: Bernie’s ideas, Hillary’s ideas, our shared ideas. Our shared values,” he said.