Booker rushed to Smollett’s defense. Now he’s suddenly cautious as the actor’s MAGA attack story implodes.

TRENTON, N.J. — Empire actor Jussie Smollett may’ve paid two men to attack him. His story of a MAGA-inspired attack appears to be rapidly collapsing. 

True to form, Gropacus didn’t wait to find out more before reacting. “The vicious attack on actor Jussie Smollett was an attempted modern-day lynching. I’m glad he’s safe,” Cory Booker wrote back on January 29th before much else was known about the story besides Smollett’s own account. 

A few weeks later? On Sunday (February 17th)? The junior New Jersey Senator moderated his comments a bit when questioned on the case’s latest developments but refused to condemn Smollett.

“Well, the information is still coming out, and I’m going to withhold until all the information comes out,” opined Booker before launching into a tirade concerning an alleged rise of racism in America. He cited “right-wing” attacks and white supremacy, too, without addressing the specific circumstances attendant to Smollett’s crumbling case.

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This isn’t Cory Booker’s first time openly disregarding the facts in favor of his preferred narrative; he previously declared that Brett Kavanaugh’s guilt or innocence didn’t matter during the future justice’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing process.

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