In 1992, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) admitted in his college newspaper that he groped an unwilling drunk girl when he was a teenager.
Booker, has made more than his share of political hay recently with his “Spartacus” moment at the Senate conformation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. He has also led the charge to undermine that nomination by pushing for an investigation into the accusations of sexual assault leveled against him by Christine Blasey Ford.
An almost-forgotten newspaper column penned by Booker, however, may expose the Democrat as a serious hypocrite.
The Daily Caller first exposed Booker’s revelations in the column in a 2013 article. In the column, he described how he groped a young girl, who was intoxicated, in 1984, roughly the same time of the supposed Kavanaugh incident.
Though he expresses regret over the incident, the damage had already been done.
“Telling one’s own personal story is often the most powerful way to make a point, or, more importantly, to make people think,” Booker wrote in the February 19, 1992 column for the Stanford Daily, under the headline “So Much for Stealing Second.”
“When grandiose statements entrenched in politically correct terminology are made, many may listen but few will hear,” Booker continued. “When I hesitated in writing this column, I realized I was basking in hypocrisy. So instead I chose to write and risk.”
“New Year’s Eve 1984,” Booker recalled. “I will never forget. I was 15. As the ball dropped, I leaned over to hug a friend and she met me instead with an overwhelming kiss.”
Things apparently moved very quickly for the young man, who recalled thinking of sex as a “game.”
This scan of the original column includes all of his comments.
“As we fumbled upon the bed, I remember debating my next ‘move’ as if it were a chess game. With the ‘Top Gun’ slogan ringing in my head, I slowly reached for her breast. After having my hand pushed away once, I reached my ‘mark,’” Booker wrote.
Booker didn’t elaborate on what his “mark” was, but whatever happened, it was enough to haunt him for years to come.
“Our grouping ended soon and while no ‘relationship’ ensued, a friendship did,” he wrote. “You see, the next week in school she told me she was drunk that night and didn’t really know what she was doing.”
He attempted to explain his behavior. “Ever since puberty, I remember receiving messages that sex was a game, a competition. Sexual relations were best achieved through luck, guile, strategy or coercion.”
Booker wrote about how alcohol lubricated those relations: “Another friend in high school counseled me on the importance of drinking,” he wrote, detailing the slogans he had heard from friends. Booker listed them: “‘With liquor you’ll get to bed quicker,’ … ‘What do you think happened? She invited me back to her room at 3 a.m.’ … ‘I’ve got to find a way to snatch that snatch.’ … ‘The best thing for that girl would be to be tied down and screwed.’”
Even with the admission in the column, Booker would later be elected to the Senate.
He refused to comment to the Daily Caller at the time about their article or his column.
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