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With Joe Biden facing a credible sexual assault allegation, one of the members of the presumptive Democrat presidential candidate’s vice presidential vetting committee allegedly has an unusual and disturbing aspect to his resume.
Ex-U.S. Senator Chris Dodd is accused of participating in what might amount to a WWE-style “waitress sandwich” in December 1985, which was reported by two liberal news outlets.
A fellow Democrat, the late Sen. Ted Kennedy was allegedly his tag-team partner in the incident.
According to a report in GQ magazine, Kennedy “allegedly manhandled a pretty young woman employed as a…waitress” in a Washington, D.C. restaurant.
“As [the waitress] enters the room, the six-foot-two, 225-plus-pound Kennedy grabs the five-foot-three, 103-pound waitress and throws her on the table. She lands on her back, scattering crystal, plates and cutlery and the lit candles. Several glasses and a crystal candlestick are broken. Kennedy then picks her up from the table and throws her on Dodd, who is sprawled in a chair. With [the waitress] on Dodd’s lap, Kennedy jumps on top and begins rubbing his genital area against hers, supporting his weight on the arms of the chair…Bruised, shaken and angry over what she considered a sexual assault, [the waitress] runs from the room.”
GQ noted that the waitress declined to be quoted in the article, but allegedly confirmed the story’s accuracy.
In a February 1998, article about “Washington’s Sexual Awakening,” New York magazine briefly addressed the same incident:
“Those to the manner born who’ve been in trouble – Ted Kennedy and Chris Dodd, for instance, who participated in the famous ‘waitress sandwich’ at La Brasserie in 1985, while their dates were in the bathroom – have tended to get out of it by claiming that their boyish high jinks had simply gotten out of hand.”
Given the controversy swirling around Biden, the Chris Dodd appointment has generated a big reaction on Twitter:
Adding Chris Dodd to your team, while you are under a cloud of suspicion for sexual harassment, is a strange choice. https://t.co/n98T5gopSM
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) April 30, 2020
Then Biden puts former Senator Chris Dodd on his committee to vett women for VP. Yep the same Sen Dodd that made a “waitress sandwich” with Ted Kennedy. If you are too young to know what I am saying…google it
— Patty62R (@Patty62R) April 30, 2020
So "Waitress Sandwich" Senator Chris Dodd is on Biden's VP search committee in case you wondered how seriously the campaign is taking these allegations. https://t.co/e9mgNx8LZ8
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) April 30, 2020
Biden is really hitting it out of the park on this one, trying to bat down an allegation of sexual assault all while surrounding himself with men whose mistreatment of women is the stuff of legends.https://t.co/A6PoAr0SHe
— 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚌𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚖𝚎 𝚍𝚛. 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚒𝚍-𝟷𝟿 (@BecketAdams) April 30, 2020
Sen. Chris Dodd was well known as Sen. Ted Kennedy’s wingman during the 1980s — he was described "as a party boy and a partner-in-nightlife-crime” of the former senator. https://t.co/hsCMvUScJl
— VICE News (@vicenews) April 30, 2020
So while Biden is trying to smother allegations of assault by Tarrah Reide, he names fmr Sen Chris Dodd to vet the women who want to be VP. Yes, THAT Chris Dodd, who as part of Ted Kennedy's drunken frat club, jointly assaulted a waitress at La Brasserie. https://t.co/MxqBH8nLQ7
— David Safavian (@DSafavianEsq) April 30, 2020
The party of Bill Clinton,Ted Kennedy and Chris Dodd should have anticipated the politically motivated #BelieveAllWomen slogan coming back to bite them
— Jacki Vinson (@jackivinson) April 30, 2020
— Roger Simon (@rogerlsimon) April 30, 2020
Chris Dodd represented the state of Connecticut in the Senate from 1981 to 2011, after which he became a lobbyist. Dodd “opted out of reelection in 2010 after being linked with a multibillion-dollar bailout of corporations during the financial crisis,” The Federalist recalled.
Kennedy, who died in office in 2009, served in the Senate for nearly 50 years. On July 18, 1969, he lost control of a vehicle while trying cross Dike Bridge at Chappaquiddick Island on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, resulting in the subsequent death of passenger Mary Jo Kopechne.
Joe Biden’s campaign has denied the sexual assault allegation against him leveled by Tara Reade, but the candidate himself has yet to personally address the controversy.
Biden has promised to name a woman as his running mate.
With the entire Democrat establishment circling the wagons around Sleepy Joe, prominent female Democrats such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (who may be on the shortlist for VP), and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, an earlier rival to Biden for the nomination, have claimed that the allegation against Biden is unfounded.
Apparently the #MeToo movement is on pause for the benefit of the Biden campaign while Chris Dodd co-chairs a committee to select the woman for Joe Biden’s presidential ticket.
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