One of the biggest rising stars in the Democratic Party, Cory Booker, admitted to sexually assaulting a woman… as a teenager, back in 1984.
Ironically, Booker has been one of the biggest opponents to confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, after Kavanaugh was accused of soemthing similar: getting handsy with a girl as a teenager.
In a column he wrote back in 1992 while a student at Stanford University, Booker wrote about the apparent #MeToo moment:
“New Year’s Eve 1984 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. As we fumbled upon the bed, I remember debating my next ‘move’ as if it were a chess game,” Booker wrote.
“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,'” he added.
“Our groping ended soon and while no ‘relationship’ ensued, a friendship did. You see, the next week in school she told me that she was drunk that night and didn’t really know what she was doing,” he continued.
Booker’s admission has been publicly reported since it was uncovered by the Daily Caller in 2013… but has found renewed attention because of Booker’s push to discredit Kavanaugh for similar teenage behavior.
“It takes enormous courage to come forward publicly as Ms. Ford has,” Booker said, referring to Kavanaugh’s accuser, college professor Christine Blasey Ford. “The Senate owes it to her and every survivor of sexual trauma to listen to her story and gather all of the facts before moving forward with this nomination.”
This is all to say – the Democratic Party is riddled with deep hypocrisy when it comes to the way in which they weaponize such “incidents” for political gain. In the case of Judge Brett Kavanaugh the “drunken fumbling” Booker recounted taking part in (by his own admission) was merely played out by a high schooler – a young Brett Kavanaugh- who now happens to be a Republican.
Dating and partying while in adolescence can be awkward, cringe-worthy, and even embarrassing – as Booker’s account clearly details. But there is absolutely nothing criminal about it. All we ask is that Democrats give Kavanaugh the same fair and reasonable treatment as they give their “Spartacus,” Cory Booker.