“Newark Mayor Cory Booker apologized today for a statement he made that was captured on Youtube and subsequently taken down.
In the statement made at a fundraiser, Booker referred to the late African-American community activist Judy Diggs as “portly,” and said she was missing teeth.
Defenders of Diggs, including members of the Newark City Council, expressed outrage over the mayor’s remarks.
“I was offended,” said Councilman Ron Rice, Jr., a booker ally. “I fully support him, but he has to ask himself ‘where is his head on this.”