Cory Booker: Citizenship Question an Attempt To Undercount Immigrants To Benefit Other Communities


Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker denounced the push by President Trump's administration to get a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Booker called it a "cynical attempt" to under "particular Americans" such as immigrants and minorities and an attempt to divide us against each other.

Booker accused current Secretary of Labor and former U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta of prosecutorial misconduct by signing off on convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's lenient prison sentence in 2008. Booker said he is not confident an investigation into Acosta will be fair and that he never belonged in the cabinet to begin with.

SEN. CORY BOOKER: The Supreme Court, their opinion talked about there seemed to be no justification or no truthful justification of what they are trying to do. I think this is just a cynical attempt to undercount particular Americans and immigrants in certain communities in order benefit other communities.

We have another example of what Donald Trump tries to do in our country which is divide us against each other to have a zero-sum game type of politics against us and them. It's so contrary to what we need to do in this country which brings folks together, have more of a unifying force.

This actually has real consequences. It can cost communities tremendous amount of resources and can affect Congressional district lines drawn. It is antidemocratic what he's trying to do. If you read the constitution, it is deeply against the constitution intent as well.

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