NEWARK-U.S. Senator Cory Booker, a Democrat running both for the office of President and U.S. Senator in 2020 is capitalizing on the mass murders this week across America. Tonight, Booker is soliciting funds through Act Blue, a progressive grassroots campaign website.
“White nationalist killed 22 people in El Paso, TX. The next day, nine people were killed in a mass shooting in Dayton, OH. Seven people were killed from gun violence in Chicago,” Booker sad. “Between mass shootings, the gunfire does not stop. America, we’re in a crisis. Donate to groups who are working tirelessly to combat white supremacy and gun violence.”
Booker’s political campaign is raising funds for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Community Justice Action Fund and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Of the proceeds raised through Booker’s fundraising, 3.95% will be donated to Act Blue, a liberal, progressive campaign fundraising service that has raised “billions” of dollars for progressive liberals since 2004. Act Blue was popularized when Bernie Sanders used it for his 2017 presidential campaign.
ActBlue’s founders Matt Debergalis and Ben Rahn also run the ActBlue political action committee which boasts itself as the “online clearing house for Democratic Action”.
Hirsh Singh, the Republican party’s opposition candidate to Booker did not comment directly about Booker’s attempt to capitalize financially on the brutal mass murders and gangland violence plaguing Chicago, but offered his condolences to the victims of those brutal tragedies and was disappointed in the Democrat party’s rush to capitalize on those tragedies.
“In the wake of the recent violent tragedies that have impacted our nation, my staff and I stand firmly with the innocent victims and their families, saddened but with newfound resolve.
Every American, regardless of race, religion or background, deserves to live in peace, free from fear of disturbed individuals that would take such despicable actions,” Singh said. “
Time has shown us that mental illness plays a key role in every mass attack of this nature. However, politicians looking for an easy answer, a quick publicity hit, or a leg up on an opponent, salivate at the opportunity to take advantage of the good will of the American people.”
Singh also added that taking away guns from honest Americans is not the answer.
“As always, many are insisting that we give up our inherent right to self-defense when instead it should be affirmed more strongly than ever,” Singh said. “I am an unwavering advocate for the right to self-defense, and I will oppose anyone who attempts to suppress it. My heart goes out to the victims and their families, as well as my deepest thanks to the men and women of law enforcement and every law-abiding American choosing strength and unity over fear”