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Joy Reid to Cory Booker: Is Mitch McConnell ‘A Threat to Democracy?'


Added 06-15-19 04:34:02pm EST - “MSNBC's Joy Reid spoke with 2020 Democratic candidate Cory Booker this morning and asked if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a threat to democracy for actions he's taking.” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “Joy Reid: Is Mitch McConnell a Threat to Democracy?”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

MSNBC’s Joy Reid spoke with 2020 Democratic candidate Cory Booker this morning and asked if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a threat to democracy for actions he’s taking.

Reid asked Booker about turning out the Democratic base when President Donald Trump is “running very specifically to fire up his base on one thing, immigration.”

And if the Democratic base is still frustrated that the party isn’t “fighting” more and everything they do in Congress will just be rejected by McConnell, she asked, “how do you get a movement-like election if the Democratic base is starting to get dispirited?”

Booker talked about the importance of turnout “in African-American communities, in base communities,” and said that the election needs to be more than a “referendum” on Trump, but about “who we are going to be as a nation and who we’ll be to each other.”

Reid went back to McConnell and said that even if Booker wins, McConnell would likely still be there as the “grim reaper”––the nickname McConnell embraced again this week––no matter who’s in control of the Senate.

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