Romney Camp Runs With Booker Gaffe

Mitt Romney’s campaign is latching onto Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s apparent annoyance with the Obama team for attacking the Republican presidential candidate’s tenure at Bain Capital.

In a web ad released Monday, Booker’s Meet the Press appearance  on Sunday is featured prominently.

“Have You Had Enough Of President Obama’s Attacks On Free Enterprise?” the narrator asks. “His Own Key Supporters Have.”

The video then cuts to Booker stating that he is “not about to sit here and indict private equity.”

Booker, an Obama surrogate, went on to say that “this kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides.”

 

The Mayor ultimately backpedaled from his remarks, saying in a YouTube video that he actually encourages focusing on Bain.

“Mitt Romney has made his business record a centerpiece of his campaign. He’s talked about himself as a job creator, and therefore it is reasonable … for the Obama campaign to examine that record and discuss it.”

 

Tags: , , ,

About TRNS Washington Desk

View all posts by TRNS Washington Desk
TRNS Washington Desk
News updates from on and around Capitol Hill.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Tuesday, April 21

● Hundreds convicted with faulty FBI evidence

● Voting Rights Act provisions remain in limbo

● Military service firm fined $3.1 million

● Common drugs may answer multiple sclerosis

● Cardinal Health fined for monopoly tactics

● Veterans wait over 2 years for records

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – April 21, 2015

The Day Ahead Logo

Chinese President Xi Jinping wraps up a major visit to Pakistan and the world’s largest “flawless” diamond is auctioned off in New York City.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – April 20, 2015

The World in 2:00 continents logo

The capsizing of a migrant boat heading from Libya to Europe over the weekend has sparked an emergency E.U. meeting and calls for serious action.

Washington Post Reporter Charged With Espionage In Iran

Iran Flag

In a statement, Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron called the charges “ludicrous.”

U.S. Begins Training Ukrainians For Combat

But no U.S. weapons or munitions are being used…

Pentagon: ISIL Seeking Foothold In Libya

“They probably have at this point gained at least a toehold in Libya,” Defense spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters at the Pentagon.