In 2014, Senator Cory Booker announced he was going vegan for a year. In an interview with Philly.com he said, “When you find yourself trying to avoid the truth about something because it's inconvenient, because you know it doesn't align with your values and your moral compass … I wasn't living my truth.” Two years later, the New Jersey senator is loving the many benefits of his plant-based diet.
In a recent New York Times op-ed, Sarah Vowell suggested Senator Booker “start figuring out how to at least mime eating bratwurst” if he ever wanted to run for president. “It will be awhile before a vegan escapes the Iowa caucuses intact.”
An avid social media user, the senator fired back on Twitter: “Funny she thinks it’s easier for [Americans] to elect a black man president than a vegan.”
Vegans responded with praise and positive remarks, thanking the senator for not bowing down to corporate and political pressures.
Would you vote for a vegan president? Imagine how a person with such strong ethical conviction would lead.