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Booker touts “Spartacus moment” about Kavanaugh documents
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New Jersey Democratic sen. Cory Booker is facing accusations of hypocrisy over its calls for a delay in the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid sexual misconduct allegations, as he is looking for, once admitted, a friend, and without her consent in the high school.
The senator, urged the Senate Judiciary Committee, let us first of all, the FBI accused the conduct of an investigation to California professor Christine Blasey Ford, the high court nominee of sexual assault over 35 years ago, once wrote an article that detailed a case where he groped a friend.
A part of Cory Booker’s 1992 column.
(The Stanford Daily)
“New Year’s Eve 1984, I will never forget. I was 15. As the ball dropped, I leaned over the embrace of a friend, and met me instead with an overwhelming kiss. As we fumbled to the bed, I remember debating my next ‘move’ as if it were a chess game,” Booker wrote in the student-run Stanford daily in 1992.
“With the ‘Top Gun’ slogan ringing in my head, which I reached slowly to your chest. After I pushed away my hand, once I reached my mark,'” he continued, without explaining what he meant by “mark.”
“With the ‘Top Gun’ slogan ringing in my head, which I reached slowly to your chest. After I pushed away my hand, once I reached my ‘mark.'”
– Cory Booker
“Our groping ended soon and while no ‘relationship’ ensued a friendship. You see, the next week in school she told me that she was drunk that night and really didn’t know what she was doing,” he added.
Booker ‘ s intention of the column was to detail his transformation from a 15-year-old, was “trotting around the bases, and stealing second” to someone who was as “man-hater” over his pro-women views.
“In retrospect, my soliloquy titled” The Oppressive nature of male Dominated society and its Violent manifestations rape, anorexia, battered women’ was a furtive attempt to convince you that I wrote a sensitive person, but I’ve been trying to convince me that my attitude had changed,” he said.
Now the senator came back to the issue a few months later, in 1992, penning another article mentioned that the controversial column, he said, was about “date rape” and acknowledged that his actions were in conflict with his beliefs.
“But with my second column, as I lifted my noble pen, the Problem of date-rape, I realized that the person was not so noble, after all,” he wrote. “With this issue as with so many others, a trace of sincere introspection, to me, a dangerous gap — a gap between my beliefs and my actions revealed.”
“With this issue as with so many others, a trace of sincere introspection, to me, a dangerous gap — a gap between my beliefs and my actions revealed.”
– Cory Booker
The columns of Booker, a potential 2020 presidential candidate, have re-emerged, after he was one of the leaders of the Democratic opposition to Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Following allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, which he denied vehemently, Booker said the allegations are “serious, credible, and deeply disturbing.” After the vote in the Committee was delayed, and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley invited, both Ford and Kavanaugh witnesses on Monday, Booker called for an FBI investigation prior to the hearing.
Paul Mulshine, a columnist for the Star-Ledger”, the largest newspaper in New Jersey, wrote on Thursday that Booker put the columns in an awkward position in the midst of the scandal, the hearings will be rocking.
“On the basis that Stanford should be a Daily column, Booker Kavanaugh the benefit of the doubt as well. The point was that the future senator a wake-up call’ and decided, ‘I’ll never be the same.'”
Booker’s office pushed back.
“This disingenuous right wing assault circulated online, and in partisan outlets in the past five years, and it sounds hollow, if you read the entirety of Senator Booker’s Stanford Daily column,” a spokesman for the senator said in a statement to Fox News.
“The column is in fact a direct critique of a culture, written to encourage young men and women take advantage of to a time of open discussion of these issues has been rare — and speaks to the impact of Senator Booker experience to help rape and sexual assault survivors, as a college, had a peer counselor to him.”
Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.