A New Jersey Senator who has been sharply critical of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh wrote a 1992 column in which he bragged about groping a high school friend.
“As we fumbled upon the bed, I remember debating my next ‘move’ as if it were a chess game,” said Sen. Cory “Spartacus” Booker in the column. “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 admittedly ignored his female friend’s rejection before moving forward in his column called “So Much for Stealing Second.” Apparently “no” means “yes” in Booker’s mind.
But his history of questionable sexual behavior has not stopped him from grilling Kavanaugh over unprovable allegations of sexual misconduct from 35 years ago.
Tuesday, the Senator shared a New York Times opinion written by Anita Hill, who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment before his confirmation to the nation’s highest court in 1991.
“The Senate must not repeat the mistakes it made when Anita Hill bravely came forward with her experience of sexual harassment,” Booker said.
The Senate must not repeat the mistakes it made when Anita Hill bravely came forward with her experience of sexual harassment: https://t.co/u9Ai7Wj5as
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) September 18, 2018
Booker has repeatedly made a clown of himself during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, which, out of pure partisanship, he opposed from the minute Kavanaugh was nominated.
“The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is enormously concerning and I’m strongly opposed to it,” he said in a statement. “His nomination should be a non-starter for every member of the Senate concerned about the integrity of the special counsel’s investigation and worried about the Court undermining the rights of women to make their own medical decisions; civil rights; the rights of Americans to quality, affordable healthcare; voting rights; the rights of workers to organize for better wages and working conditions; and more.”
Booker also stirred controversy when he released documents that were “confidential” to the Senate during the hearings, prompting some to call for his expulsion from the legislative body.
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