Cory Booker’s Communication Director Resigns
Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker’s communications director Anne Torres has tendered her resignation in the wake of Booker’s Meet the Press fiasco.
Booker’s office released the following statement from Torres on Monday,
“Effective today, I am resigning from my position as Communications Director. It has been a pleasure to serve in this Administration for six years, and as a Newarker, there is no greater reward than to work for the city that you love. I’ve had the opportunity to work with an amazing team, and wish the Mayor the best.”
Torres gave an interview with the Wall Street Journal right after she resigned and said that she has “nothing bad to say about the mayor” and that she planned a long vacation after her duties officially ended.
“It’s just time for me to move on,”
In his May 20 appearance on “Meet the Press,” Booker said said that President Obama’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital made him uncomfortable. He said that Obama should stop attacking Wall Street and Private Equity.
“This kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides. It’s nauseating to the American public. Enough is enough. Stop attacking private equity.”
The Obama campaign has recently released a series of campaign videos slamming Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital. The goal is to portray Romney as a corporate raiser who would just as much fire a lot of people as keeping a company open. Booker and Obama have been working together to minimize the damage and get back on message.