Sheriff Clarke on Sen. Booker: 'He Lied About Jeff Sessions' and 'Stabbed Him In The Back'

By Michael W. Chapman | January 17, 2017 | 5:38pm EST

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A.

Clarke Jr.  (Screenshot: FNC)

In reaction to liberal Senator Cory Booker's (D-N.J.) testimony against attorney general-nominee and fellow Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said Booker's remarks were "phony," that "he lied about Jeff Sessions," and that he acted like a "poor man's Obama."

Clarke added that Booker first called Sessions his "friend" and then "he turned around and just stabbed him in the back" with his testimony.

On the Jan. 11 edition of Fox's Hannity, host Sean Hannity asked Clarke, “Let me ask you about Cory Booker. He says about Jeff Sessions, ‘I feel so honored to work with him celebrating civil rights activist,’ which I thought that was a good thing they both did together. And then he testifies today against Jeff Sessions in the most theatrical way imaginable. Did you get the sense he was auditioning to try and be Barack Obama with the lofty rhetoric? I thought it was so fraudulent and phony to me.”

Sheriff Clarke said, “I thought it was disgraceful on the part of Cory Booker, who I have met. He's got more class than that but he didn't demonstrate this at the Sessions hearing."

"It was phony," said Clarke. "He lied about Jeff Sessions. He misrepresented statistics all in an attempt to, like you said, audition potentially for 2020. But that was not the time to do this.”

Clarke continued, “He calls Jeff Sessions a friend -- if you saw the opening of that -- and then he turned around and just stabbed him in the back for the rest of his presentation. It was phony."

"He is a poor man's Obama in terms of acting because he just doesn't have it," said Clarke. 

David A. Clarke Jr. was elected to a 4-year term as the sheriff of Milwaukee County in 2002, and was re-elected in 2006, 2010 and 2014. In those elections he won, respectively, with 74%, 78%, 74%, and 79% of the vote.

In April 2016 he was named Law Enforcement Leader of the Year by the Federal Law Enforcement Officer Association Foundation. He is a supporter of President-elect Donald Trump and he spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention. 


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