Frank Lautenberg Compares Cory Booker To A Child Who Needs A Spanking
It’s seventeen months until any potential primary in the race for Frank Lautenberg’s New Jersey Senate seat, but the soon-to-be 90 year old Senator is already striking out against is would-be opponent:
In his first public comments on Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s decision to run for his seat, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) suggested his potential primary rival was like a misbehaving child.
“I have four children, I love each one of them. I can’t tell [you] that one of them wasn’t occasionally disrespectful, so I gave them a spanking and everything was okay,” Lautenberg told the Philadelphia Inquirer.Aides and allies of Lautenberg have criticized Booker for launching a campaign without waiting for the senator to decide whether or not to run again. Polling finds Booker in a strong position in a Democratic primary.
“He’ll have to stand on his record and I’m sure he won’t be a lone soldier out there drooling at the mouth and wanting this cushy job that we have here,” the senator said.
Something tells me that this is not going to go over well at all.