Anne Torres, the communications director for tweet-happy Newark Mayor Cory Booker, has decided to take “a long vacation” following more than a week of fallout from Booker’s comments about “nauseating” negative campaigning. The mayor’s star turn on Meet the Press as an Obama surrogate last Sunday resulted in Republicans seizing his comments about Mitt Romney and Bain Capital, which required repentance from Booker in the form of a YouTube video and Twitter apology. PolitickerNJ reports that “her resignation comes amid internal administration strife in the aftermath of Booker’s appearance,” although Torres unconvincingly insists the timing is coincidental. “It’s just time for me to move on,” she told the Journal of her resignation, insisting she “can’t complain about anything” and has “nothing bad to say” about the mayor, or the strength of his political stomach.
“I acknowledge that former Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be certified as the victor in the 2018 gubernatorial election, but to watch an elected official who claims to represent the people in this state baldly pin his hopes for election on the suppression of the people’s democratic right to vote has been truly appalling,”