Cory Booker Hires Abortion Activist as Key Staffer for His Presidential Campaign

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 15, 2019   |   12:34PM   |   Washington, DC

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has hired a prominent abortion activist as a top staffer for his presidential campaign. The hiring underscores Senator Booker’s abortion advocacy in his commitment to promote abortion if elected president.

As a news report indicates, Booker hired a staffer from the pro-abortion group Emily’s List, which only supports candidates that support abortion up to birth financed with taxapyer dollars.

Julie McClain Downey, “most recently the senior director of campaign communications for EMILY’s List, a group focused on electing Democratic women, has signed on as Booker’s national director of state communications,” according to CNN.

“Downey brings deep knowledge of the key primary state of New Hampshire, having worked there as Hillary Clinton’s 2016 state communications director and, before that, as communications director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party.”

Booker is strongly pro-abortion and has a 100% pro-abortion voting record.

According to the National Right to Life Committee, Booker has voted on abortion 14 times during the course of his Senate career and has voted pro-abortion every time. That includes votes to support killing babies in late-term abortions, voting to force taxpayers to fund abortions, and voting to force taxpayers to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

Booker has also voted against each of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominees – Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

He voted against Kavanaugh even though an FBI probe exonerated him of false sexual abuse allegation made against him.

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Booker questioned Kavanaugh’s “temperament” and that fact that he used “language that frankly shocked a lot of us” before making the remark, then justifying it by stating that this “is not a trial.”

“And then ultimately, not whether he is ‘innocent or guilty’ – this is not a trial – but ultimately, have enough questions been raised that we should not move on to another candidate,” said Booker.

During his Senate campaign, in a private “endorsement memo” to America’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood — leaked via an open Google group — Booker said: “I oppose the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act and the Supreme Court’s dramatic break from precedent in upholding it.”

Booker received coaching from NARAL Pro-Choice America on how to best answer their questionnaire item on taxpayer funding of abortion. NRO’s Eliana Johnson outlined how NARAL advised the Booker campaign that his original answer to their questionnaire did not demonstrate sufficient support for forcing taxpayers to pay for abortion.