Posted: Jul 04, 2017 3:26 pm
by Teague
Cory Booker Will “Pause” Fundraising from Big Pharma Because It “Arouses So Much Criticism”

During an interview on NPR’s Morning Edition on Friday, New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker announced that he will be pausing fundraising from pharmaceutical companies, a move that comes after months of activist criticism for his vote against allowing drug reimportation to the United States.

NPR’s Rachel Martin prompted the news by asking about his funding from the industry. “You’re in politics so you know that optics matter. You yourself have faced some criticism for taking donations from drug companies. Last month, you suggested you might give some of those back. Have you done that?”

“We’ve put a pause on even receiving contributions from pharma companies, because it arouses so much criticism, and just stop taking it,” he replied, adding that he would prefer to focus on pulling in small donations from regular people. ... criticism/

How about you start representing the people then Cory rather than pandering to Oligarchs? How do you feel that by taking bribes and going with your donors, you're making people pay more for their medicine? FFS 13 Republicans joined in to sign that one!

Fuck you Cory Booker.