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Video: Cory Booker says he 'drove to Hawaii' as a teenager

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During the all-night Senate speech about climate change, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said he drove to Hawaii as a teenager.

"I just do want to say that right after I turned 17 and got my New Jersey driver's license, one of the earliest places I drove was a trip — the only trip I have ever taken was to Hawaii," he said on the floor at about 3:00 a.m.

"You didn't drive to Hawaii," Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., said, correcting the freshman senator.

Booker laughed weakly.

"I did not drive to Hawaii," he admitted. "Thank you for that clarification, I appreciate that, for the Congressional Record."

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