NEWARK, NJ - Not even a presidential campaign can stop people from being called into jury duty, it turns out.
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker today ticked off another civic duty on his to-do list: showing up to Essex County Superior Court in Newark for jury duty. He wasn’t selected to go on any case, a spokeswoman for his presidential campaign said.
The Democratic presidential hopeful was there for “a few hours,” his spokeswoman said.
While most dread getting called into jury duty, the Democratic presidential hopeful was all smiles this afternoon when he posted a short video to Twitter that read “Jury duty today was fire.” The social media-savvy candidate used a bonfire emoticon instead of writing out the word “fire” though.
Jury duty today was 🔥 pic.twitter.com/plILUqp16a— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) July 11, 2019
Booker, Newark's former mayor, resides in the city's Central Ward. He announced his presidential bid outside his home on Feb. 1 to coincide with Black History Month.