Undoubtedly posturing for a presidential run in 2020, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is set to testify against his colleague Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination for Attorney General, claiming his record on race makes him unfit to serve.
But less than one year ago, Booker praised Sessions for their collaboration on a Congressional award for civil rights workers.
During a February 24, 2016 ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, Booker said, “This is truly one of my life’s greatest moments.
“I feel blessed and honored to have partnered with Sen. Sessions in being the Senate sponsors of this important award,” Booker said.
Booker’s own website still acknowledges his partnership with Sessions on the honor.
“The passage of this legislation today comes nearly fifty years after the marchers at Selma ushered in a new chapter of American history. This recognition by the United States Senate is a deserving and timely way to honor their efforts and the anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965,” Booker said.
“As we confront the myriad of challenges our country continues to face, we do so with the knowledge that we drink deeply from wells of freedom and liberty that we did not ourselves dig. This Award is a small token of our collective national gratitude to the courageous men and women who sacrificed so much to move our country forward.”
But now, less than one year later, Booker is set to score political points at the expense of the Attorney General nominee.