January 27, 2016
Shovel in hand, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker appeared in Camden Tuesday morning to assist with snow removal following the weekend's storm.
The Courier-Post reports that Booker joined Camden Mayor Dana Redd, Camden County Freeholder Bill Moen and volunteers with the city's PowerCorps program to shovel out sidewalks, driveways and even an entire street.
"This is New Jersey. We've shown that we're stronger than Sandy, now we'll show we're stronger than this storm," he told the Courier-Post.
"We're really at our best when we pull together, so let's not make this about political barbs today, let's make this about getting our state rolling again and getting people back to work and school."
In South Jersey today to meet w/ local leaders & Army Corps of Engineers to assess flood damage. pic.twitter.com/8m04Sd5rsL— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) January 26, 2016
The Democrat and former Newark mayor, sporting a scarlet Rutgers sweatshirt, also made stops in shore towns that were hit with major flooding as a result of the recent winter storm.
Booker visited West Wildwood, Atlantic City and Sea Isle, sharing a short video from a damaged home that he visited in West Wildwood.
Homes devastated by flooding, visiting with a family in West Wildwood. pic.twitter.com/585eKgYE6z— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) January 26, 2016
Earlier this week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie received backlash for his comments regarding storm cleanup.
During a town hall meeting Monday, Christie shot back at a woman who questioned him about the flooding in New Jersey, sarcastically asking her if she wanted him to bring some janitorial equipment down to remedy the situation.