Democrat Senator challenged about high school ‘groping’ incident
Democratic New Jersey Senator Cory Booker was confronted by a protestor on Friday about an alleged “groping” incident that took place in high school.
While in college, the Congressman wrote about the sexual misconduct that took place when he was 15.
The column that he penned, in which he confessed to groping a girl’s breast, has recently reemerged after the virtue-signaling politician was publically critical of Justice Kavanaugh in the face of sexual assault accusations.
On Friday, Booker was in North Dakota, campaigning for Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, who is running for re-election but is expected to lose to her Republican challenger Kevin Cramer.
According to the Daily Caller, as Booker exited a get-out-the-vote rally for Heitkamp, a protester repeatedly yelled at him about the groping incident.
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“Hey Cory, did you tell ’em about your sexual assault?” the man shouted several times.
Booker seemed to have heard the man at one point as he was taking a selfie with a supporter and shot a look in the protester’s direction.
The anonymous man can be seen holding a Cramer placard in the video footage of the incident.
Booker wrote in his college paper, the Stanford Daily, that he once groped a girl when he was 15 years old.
In the article, titled “So Much For Stealing Second,” Booker wrote.
“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 explained that the incident haunted him and proved that there was “a gap between my beliefs and my actions” involving his relationships with women.
The column resurfaced during the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, as critics noted a level of hypocrisy in Booker’s attacks on Kavanaugh over sexual assault allegations.
Paul Munshine, a columnist for The Star-Ledger, said, “But based on that Stanford Daily column, Booker should be giving Kavanaugh the benefit of the doubt as well.
“The point of it was that the future senator had ‘a wake-up call’ and decided ‘I will never be the same.’”