Latest Fact-checks on Cory Booker Cory Booker stated on February 9, 2021 in a statement: “There is a direct connection between discriminatory policies within the USDA and the enormous land loss we have seen among Black farmers over the past century." Cory Booker stated on July 30, 2020 in an interview: Says the U.S. Senate is “dominated by millionaires” and that he is “not one of them.” Cory Booker stated on January 9, 2020 in public comments: National polls have “never predicted who will be president from our party. Carter was in the single digits a few months before caucuses. Bill Clinton was. Obama — 20 points behind in the national polls roughly.” Cory Booker stated on July 5, 2019 in an interview: "In 2017, we had more marijuana possession arrests in our country than all other violent crimes combined." Cory Booker stated on May 12, 2019 in an interview on ABC This Week: "When Connecticut did licensing, their shootings dropped, their murders dropped 40%. Suicides dropped 15%." Cory Booker stated on May 6, 2019 in a Medium post: "Nowadays, there is more regulation over toy guns than real ones." Cory Booker stated on April 29, 2019 in a cable TV news interview.: "We now have longitudinal data that shows that children born around Superfund sites have dramatically higher rates of birth defects, dramatically higher rates of autism." Cory Booker stated on March 27, 2019 in a CNN town hall in South Carolina: Says President Donald Trump "cut funding from the Justice Department to investigate these domestic terrorist groups, these white supremacist groups." Cory Booker stated on March 18, 2019 in an interview on MSNBC: "Farmer suicide rates are as high as they have been since the Great Depression." Cory Booker stated on February 4, 2019 in an interview on CBS This Morning: "Even the (Congressional Budget Office) says if you lower Medicare to allow 50 year olds to get into it, you can not only save the government money, but you can lower premiums for all Americans." Cory Booker stated on March 14, 2018 in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing: "Research shows that 1 percent of licensed dealers supply a whopping 57 percent of the guns that are recovered in crimes." Cory Booker stated on January 16, 2018 in an interview on CNN: "In American history since 9/11, we've had 85 major attacks in our country, 73 percent of them have been by white nationalist hate groups." Cory Booker stated on January 8, 2017 in an interview on 'Face the Nation': "In 2009, Mitch McConnell was the person that’s saying, 'Hey, we should get all the ethics information in before we do the hearings.' " Cory Booker stated on July 10, 2016 in an interview on "Meet the Press": The war on drugs led to "a 500 percent increase in incarceration in our country, disproportionately affecting poor and disproportionately affecting minorities." Cory Booker stated on June 16, 2016 in an interview on MSNBC: "Al-Qaida operatives, have said, 'Hey, we want you to use this loophole (for purchasing guns despite being on a watch list) to attack and kill Americans.'" Cory Booker stated on August 9, 2015 in an interview on ABC's "This Week.": "You’re more likely to get struck by lightning in Texas" than find in-person voter fraud. Cory Booker stated on July 27, 2015 in a post on Instagram: "We built a new prison every 10 days between 1990 and 2005 to keep up with our mass incarceration explosion of nonviolent offenders." Cory Booker stated on September 10, 2013 in an e-mailed campaign letter: Newark is "now home to one-third of all commercial and multi-family development." Cory Booker stated on February 1, 2013 in an appearance on "Bill Maher Overtime": Says 2012 was the "first year in American history that more minorities are being born than people in the majority." Cory Booker stated on February 1, 2013 in a panel discussion on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher”: Says "right now, we have more military spending than the next 10, 11, 12 countries combined." Cory Booker stated on December 23, 2012 in a roundtable discussion on ABC’s "This Week with George Stephanopoulos": "You see 34 people (are) murdered every single day" by gunfire in America. Cory Booker stated on September 5, 2012 in an interview with #waywire: Says the Republican Party platform says "pull back even more of the rules on campaign finance reform, get rid of McCain-Feingold" while the Democratic Party platform says "we want to find a way to put more fair rules on campaign finance reform." Cory Booker stated on September 4, 2012 in a rally at the Democratic National Convention: "The first (state) budget that came out of our Republican leadership slashed funding to Planned Parenthood...It resulted in the reduction of hours, the elimination of days, elimination of access to women in my city and all over my state." Cory Booker stated on May 20, 2012 in a roundtable discussion on NBC’s “Meet The Press”: Says under President Barack Obama there’s been "the lowest discretionary spending we’ve had in decades in the United States." Cory Booker stated on May 4, 2012 in a speech at an American Federation for Children event: Says New Jersey’s prison system is "61 percent African-American even though our state is just 13 percent black." Cory Booker stated on April 4, 2012 in a news conference: Says New Jersey Devils managing partner Jeff Vanderbeek "took us into arbitration." Cory Booker stated on April 9, 2012 in an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe: Says New Jersey Devils managing partner Jeff Vanderbeek "froze all those monies during the toughest years in ‘08-’09" and "refused to give the charitable dollars that he was required to give by the contract." Cory Booker stated on February 23, 2012 in an interview on WBGO’s “Newark Today”: "We've seen in this last year tremendous things happening, including our unemployment rate come down 2 percentage points." Cory Booker stated on December 9, 2011 in a speech in New Hampshire: Says America spends "over 17 percent of its GDP on health care costs when our closest competitor nations are spending about 12." Cory Booker stated on October 13, 2011 in a radio interview on WBGO’s “Newark Today”: Says "if you are shot in the city of Newark, you have over an 80 percent chance that you've been arrested before an average of 10 times."