Booker Press Sec Upset McConnell Agrees With Obama on Reparations

'This man is, truly, a piece of s--t'

• July 9, 2019 4:35 pm


Presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker's (D., N.J.) Iowa press communications director called Sen. Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) a "piece of s–t" for agreeing with President Barack Obama on reparations in a tweet posted Tuesday afternoon.

"[T]his man is, truly, a piece of s–t," Tess Seger tweeted, referring to the Senate Majority Leader's statement that he agrees with President Obama's stance on opposing reparations. "You know, I find myself once again in the same position as President Obama," McConnell said when asked if revelations about his family's past history of owning slaves changed his stance on the topic. "We both oppose reparations, and we both are the descendants of slaveholders."

Booker added Seger to his Iowa campaign as a deputy Iowa communications director and press secretary earlier this year.

He has also made love a major focus of his campaign. In a New York Magazine profile, he is quoted as describing America as "a physical manifestation of a larger conspiracy of love." In a CNN town hall in March of this year, Booker said that he believes "in radical love for all people."

"I would rather hang out with a nice atheist than a mean Christian any day of the week," Seger's boss said during the town hall. "To be strong, you don't need to be cruel. To be tough, you don't need to be mean," he added.