Cory Booker Receives Standing Ovations at Politics & Eggs

By Sarah Murphy '20 | October 8, 2019

Cory Booker and student

There was an unusual sight at Politics & Eggs on September 26 — a standing ovation. In fact, there was not only one, but two. One came after a rousing speech from Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Cory Booker, and one after he finished a round of questions from the crowd.

This was the 14th Politics & Eggs event that the New England Council has held in partnership with the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College for this presidential cycle.

Senator Booker delivered a stump speech on the issues facing America today and the issues most important to him including justice, healthcare, public education, and much more.

He spoke on desiring bipartisanship and on the love of country as well as one another; “You cannot love your country unless you love your fellow men and women," he said.

He included a story of his childhood, recounting the lengths that his parents went to in order to get him into a good school district.

Questions from the crowd included the topics of lowering prescription drug costs, dealing with childhood trauma, and diversity. Booker hinted that he has upcoming policy plans on dealing with child trauma.

Booker finished out the morning signing the famous wooden eggs and taking selfies with attendees.

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