An article written by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) in 1992 while he attended Stanford University has reemerged as he calls for delaying the confirmation vote of Judge Brett Kavanaugh after a woman made a sexual misconduct allegation against him from over 35 years ago.
Fox News reports that Booker, "who urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to first let the FBI conduct an investigation after California professor Christine Blasey Ford accused the high court nominee of sexual assault over 35 years ago, once wrote an article detailing an instance where he groped a female friend."
Booker's article, titled: "So much for stealing second," appeared in The Stanford Daily on Wednesday, February 19, 1992:
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. 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."
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.
Fox News added that Booker "came back to the topic a few months later in 1992, penning another article that mentioned the controversial column, which he said was about 'date rape,' and admitted that his actions were at odds with his beliefs."
"But by my second column, as I raised my noble pen to address the issue of date rape, I realized that the person holding it wasn't so noble after all," Booker wrote on Wednesday, May 27, 1992. "With this issue as with so many others, a dash of sincere introspection has revealed to me a dangerous gap — a gap between my beliefs and my actions."
Fox News noted that Booker's office responded to the resurfaced articles by calling it part of a "disingenuous right-wing attack."