After Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) were spotted dining together a couple weeks ago near Capitol Hill, the odd couple spilled very little about their three-hour meal.
But on Thursday Booker elaborated on their “great intellectual discussion.”
“We had probably one of the best constitutional law discussions since I got out of law school. And I loved it, we just had a great intellectual discussion, but we quickly moved to … there are trends in the economy that have nothing to do with partisanship that are just bad,” Booker said on a local Fox affiliate’s “Good Day New York,” as recorded by Politico.
The New Jersey Democrat joked that the two had a little trouble finding some common ground.
“First of all, he’s a Texas meat-eating cowboy, I’m a Jersey boy, vegetarian, so choosing the restaurant alone,” he said, but noted that the two got along well. “There was no filibusters going on, he did not read ‘Green Eggs and Ham.'”
Booker says that his meeting with Cruz was just one of many he plans on holding.
“I’m going to meet with every single Republican, every single one of my colleagues,” he said.