Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has introduced a bill to Congress that would be an uphill battle under any administration, not considering the current one. Booker’s bill would legalize marijuana on a federal level and work to undo the decades of harm and wasted funds spent on the war on drugs in the U.S.
Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey was in the news a lot last week, receiving both praise and ire from liberal progressives. It seems the once promising political figure is now experiencing scrutiny for many of his lesser known or publicized political decisions. Rightfully so.
Former Newark, NJ mayor Cory Booker has been unofficially elected to the state’s Senate.
In a special election, the Democrat beat Republican contender Steve Lonegan.
Booker is the state’s first black U.S. senator to be elected.
Booker, a Rhodes scholar and Yale Law school graduate, rocketed to fame as a booster for the state’s largest city, 12 miles from Manhattan, which has struggled with poverty and persistently high crime. His first run for mayor was documented in the Oscar-nominated film “Street Fight.” Booker is known to rub shoulders with celebrities and is a near-constant presence on Twitter.