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Senator Seen As Possible VP Candidate For Clinton Comes To Cleveland To "Fact-Check" RNC

Jo Ingles
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks at a news conference in Cleveland.

One of the Democrats who has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate to run with Hillary Clinton says he flew in to Cleveland to serve as a fact checker for the Republican National Convention.

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said he didn’t intend to come to Cleveland this week but he says when he saw how Hillary Clinton was being verbally attacked by speakers and attendees, he needed to speak out. Booker said he’s upset that some speakers have called for her to be put in prison. And he said he’s seen reports of threatened violence against the Democratic presidential nominee too. “This is a perversion of hatred and what’s incredible, what is absolutely incredible, is it is steeped in such hypocrisy.”

Booker is promising a more positive tone will be present at the Democratic National Convention next week. The Democrats have been using a new phrase this week to frame their message. The slogan is “Better Than This.”

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