“First of all, he’s a Texas meat-eating cowboy. I’m a Jersey boy, vegetarian," Booker joked, explaining that the restaurant choice had to be a compromise.
Booker said that he spent about three hours talking with Cruz, and joked that the Texas senator did not read "Green Eggs and Ham" during the meal.
"We had probably one of the best constitutional law discussions since I got out of law school," Booker said. "And I loved it. We just had a great intellectual discussion."
Booker said that he's working with his Republican colleagues as much as possible in order to find areas of agreement.
"New Jersey sent me down there not to be a partisan hack, but to find ways to build bridges to solve problems," he said, vowing to meet with every one of his Senate colleagues.
Booker also said that he's met with Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., John McCain, R-Ariz., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.