By Hemant Mehta
During a CNN Town Hall tonight, Democratic presidential candidate (and New Jersey senator) Cory Booker was asked how faith would influence him if he were in the White House.
That’s always a dangerous question, certainly among progressives. I don’t want faith influencing his policies, but obviously religious beliefs are going to influence their outlook. When similar questions were asked of Republican candidates before the 2016 election, we heard things like “We need to remind people that we do have a Judeo-Christian foundation.” Obviously, they talked about how they would block funding for Planned Parenthood and voiced their opposition to LGBTQ rights.
Booker, who is extremely devout in a very progressive way, has always been at ease talking about his faith, so this question should have been a pitch right down the middle for him.
He hit a grand slam.
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