Senator Cory Booker is known as something of a superstar in the Democratic Party. That’s why it came as bad news to Democrats everywhere when he found himself in the middle of the Senator Robert Menendez corruption scandal.
A damning new report showed that Booker accepted $10,000 in donations from a Menendez Super Pac. Menendez is currently on trial for taking bribes and running a multi-million dollar Medicare scam. Back in 2014, Booker accepted $10,000 in donations from the Menendez-affiliated New Millennium PAC
Booker, who is openly considering a presidential run in 2020, would have a hard time explaining why he’s taken donations from a colleague who’s accused of bribery and other crimes. It remains to be seen whether Booker would return the money if Booker will return the money if Menendez is convicted.
This isn’t the first time Booker has been embroiled in scandal. In 2013, journalist Charles Johnson discovered that Booker did not live in Newark or at any of the Newark residences he owned. Multiple neighbors told the reporter that they believed the junior senator actually lived in New York, calling Booker a “liar” and a “fake mayor.”