WASHINGTON — It was a political rally on Cory Booker’s home turf, meant to showcase support for the Affordable Care Act. But the chilly afternoon in January 2017 ended in a way the New Jersey senator did not anticipate: with him being heckled by constituents as a pawn of “Big Pharma.”

Rather than ignore their jeers, Booker’s staff invited roughly 10 protesters to join the senator in a hotel conference room across the street from the Newark rally. He sat for an hour, as the progressive activists berated him for accepting more campaign funds from the drug industry than any other lawmaker and for, just days earlier, voting against a symbolic measure to allow American patients to import prescription drugs from Canada.

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  • how did the lobby develop and be allowed to influence representatives of “we the people”
    lobby needs to be abolished as a force of evil and NOT to do with ‘we the people”

  • Mr Sparatus (😂🤪) has admitted to sexually assulting a girl when he was 15. Didn’t stop him from getting on his high horse during the Kavanaugh hearings.

  • Rest assured he’s still in the pocket of Big Pharma. And he’s still for school privatization.
    He’s not nearly as progressive as folks would like to believe. Don’t…be…fooled.

  • AS #CoryBookerCorruptAsEver IS HE DID NOTHING TO SHOW HE IS STILL NOT BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY “BIG PHARMA” AND HOW EVER ELSE WOULD LIKE TO AND HAS BRIBED HIM TO DO THEIR BIDDING!! #RealizeTheTruth #HisCorruptionHurtsUsAll #StopVotingForCorruption

  • Maybe so but he still assulted a girl when he was 15 or so. Since we are going back to kindergarten for any sexual or racial transgression, guess he’s out!

  • I think Sen. Booker has more things to worry about (sexual assault allegations, corruption, Senate ethics violations etc.) than being considered a pawn for big pharma.

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