Cory Booker is desperate. His campaign for the Presidency in 2020 is a dud. Total flame out.
For Booker losing is not that bad (they can usually grift some money off these longshot bids) but what he can’t stand is being ignored.
So he tried his luck at being Spartacus again but sunk his campaign instead. Even if reparations were a good idea, how would it be done and who is going to pay?
From The Daily Wire: Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has now introduced a bill to the Senate that would study the payment of slavery reparations, reports Fox News.
On Monday, the senator said that the bill will study whether or not slavery reparations will help to alleviate past racial injustice in the United States.
“This bill is a way of addressing head-on the persistence of racism, white supremacy, and implicit racial bias in our country,” said Booker. “It will bring together the best minds to study the issue and propose solutions that will finally begin to right the economic scales of past harms and make sure we are a country where all dignity and humanity is affirmed.”
Booker added that slavery in this country fueled a subsequent system of white supremacy designed to keep black Americans from competing economically.
“Since slavery in this country, we have had overt policies fueled by white supremacy and racism that have oppressed African-Americans economically for generations,” Booker added. “Many of our bedrock domestic policies that have ushered millions of Americans into the middle class have systematically excluded blacks through practices like ‘G.I. Bill’ discrimination and redlining.”
From Fox News:
Sen. Cory Booker on Monday introduced a bill that would study the possibility of reparations for descendants of slaves, embracing a push that recently has caught the interest of fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.
The measure is a Senate companion to a bill introduced in the House of Representatives in January by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, which if passed into law would set up a commission to study the impact of slavery and continued discrimination against black Americans and make recommendations on reparation proposals for the descendants of slaves. The legislation was first introduced 30 years ago by then-Rep. John Conyers of Michigan.
The push by the Democratic White House hopefuls points to the further importance of race and identity issues within the party. Yet while supporters say reparations are needed to address slavery and racist aspects of American history, critics claim such a move could cost several trillion dollars without solving the issue of racism.