Booker Cancels Blue Wave Memphis Rally. Did Phil Disinvite Him?

Sept. 7, 2018 -- Well, that didn't last long. Hours after the TNGOP called attention to #Resistance leader Cory Booker's attendance at an election rally for Tennessee Democrats in Memphis, the New Jersey Democrat abruptly decided to pull out of the event.

 

From the Commercial Appeal:

According to the event invitation page, the possible 2020 presidential candidate aimed to generate buzz in the Memphis area for the upcoming Nov. 6 election. 

Shelby County Democratic Party chairman Corey Strong said that Booker is unable to attend because of a scheduling conflict. ...

"We are disappointed that we are forced to cancel the event, but a suitable replacement lineup could not be found in time," [a spokesman] said.

It's unclear what event conflict would suddenly come up to force Booker to cancel, after the event had been promoted on social media. 

Perhaps Democrat Phil Bredesen was embarrassed to have Booker's support, following the New Jerseyan's self-serving antics during this week's Supreme Court hearings? Perhaps he didn't know which Cory Booker would show up? Or perhaps he was afraid Cory Booker would spin one of his tall tales again?

It's worth knowing if Bredesen was the one to tell Booker to "get lost." But does that also mean Bredesen will return Booker's $5,000 donation to his campaign? Tennesseans deserve to know.