Sen. Cory Booker flat-out refused to comment on Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic tirade Thursday; abruptly canceling a press briefing when he was asked to weigh-in on her series of anti-Israeli tweets.
“Any questions? Anybody?” asked Booker.
“Regarding the controversy surrounding Congresswoman Omar,” began one reporter.
“Can we do off-topic questions when we finish? I will happily stand and talk with you about that… No questions on that? Then I’m going to end this press conference,” said Booker.
BOOKER: Any questions, anybody?
REPORTER: Regarding the controversy surrounding Congresswoman Omar
BOOKER:Can we do off topic questions when we finish? I will happily stand and talk with you about that…
(no one asks q's on topic and Booker jovially ends presser) pic.twitter.com/j3E4BMLe9t
— Alan He (@alanhe) March 7, 2019