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Megyn Kelly is calling out Joe Biden-endorser Caroline Kennedy for claiming that her Uncle Teddy was committed to women’s rights.
In responding to Kennedy’s cloying and cringe-worthy video clip about the basement-dwelling Democrat presidential nominee, Kelly took to Twitter to remind JFK’s daughter that “[Sen. Ted Kennedy’s] commitment to women’s rights?? Like the right to die in murky waters alone and scared at age 28 [because] ‘uncle Teddy’ fled the scene of the accident he caused and then never sent help.”
His commitment to women’s rights?? Like the right to die in murky waters alone and scared at age 28 bc “uncle Teddy” fled the scene of the accident he caused and then never sent help? #maryjokopechne https://t.co/Dfns2HiBWx
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) August 20, 2020
Megyn Kelly was referring to the July 1969 Chappaquiddick incident in which the late Sen. Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat, drove his car off a bridge in Martha’s Vineyard and never notified police until the next day.
Passenger Mary Jo Kopechne was trapped in the vehicle and drowned. According to most estimates, Kopechne could have been rescued Kennedy had timely alerted the police or other first responders.
Caroline Kennedy, however, appeared alongside her son (JFK’s grandson) to say that, “I’ve admired Joe Biden since I was a Senate intern in 1974. He shared my uncle Teddy’s commitment to civil rights, women’s rights, and working families.”
Caroline Kennedy: "I've admired Joe Biden since I was a Senate intern in 1974. He shared my uncle Teddy's commitment to civil rights, women's rights, and working families." #DemConvention https://t.co/f4hSCWZoSM pic.twitter.com/g9B6a6B033
— The Hill (@thehill) August 19, 2020
Ted Kennedy only got a slap on the wrist with a two-month suspended sentence for leaving the scene of the accident pursuant a plea bargain. His driver’s license was suspended. Given the political connections of the Kennedy family, he avoided any criminal charges.
In the clip, Caroline Kennedy also laughingly claimed that she saw Sleepy Joe “in action” while she was U.S. ambassador to Japan during the Obama administration.
Some Twitter users agreed with Megyn Kelly on the hypocrisy inherent in Caroline Kennedy’s video clip. Here is a sample:
Because he was driving drunk it would be vehicular homicide. Can’t let that happen to a Kennedy.
— Brian Chapman (@BrianGC7) August 20, 2020
I agree, Mary Jo Kopechne’s death was a tragedy that the Kennedy clan smoothed over for years. Senator Kennedy had very few accomplishments to show for his 47 years in government. No “Lion” to me unless maybe there was a misspelling, and it should be “lying”.
— Mildred Garner (@cmgarner_garner) August 20, 2020
Boy does Caroline have a lot of nerve showing up talking how wonderful Uncle Teddy treated women. Yikes!
— Patricia (@triciamap) August 20, 2020
I followed that story very closely [email protected] “Uncle Teddy” had been from anywhere but Massachusetts he would have lost his seat forthwith but the Kennedys had tha area bought and paid for. I can’t remember a case with so much conclusive evidence and no serious charges brought.
— John Montgomery (@jmontynavy58) August 20, 2020
The left have a weird way of celebrating white men who take advantage of vulnerable women.
— Ann (@annlanncan) August 20, 2020
Does that include driving woman off bridges and leaving them to drown or suffocate ?
— The Talk Show American – Text to Trump 88022 – (@TalkShowAmerica) August 20, 2020
That Chappaquiddick thing always amazed me — how the hell did he have a career after waiting until the next day to report it 😳😳😳👀
— Bsquared2020 (@Bsquared2020) August 20, 2020
Correct me if I’m wrong, but when they found Uncle Teddys friend, she had suffocated in an air bubble in the car and they estimated that if help had been called immediately, divers could have rescued her.
— Kev Metcalfe (@kev_metcalfe) August 20, 2020
Kelly famously lost her gig as the host of NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today in January 2019 after creating a firestorm for saying on the air that she didn’t understand why it’s considered racist to dress in blackface for Halloween, although she reportedly walked away with $69 million, the full payoff on her contract.
She has recently sparred on Twitter with far-left Soledad O’Brien in defense of former colleague Janice Dean’s Cuomo criticism and seized on the opportunity to highlight the obvious hypocrisy of her former television network about its stars such as Jimmy Fallon appearing in blackface. Kelly also recently conducted a high-profile interview with Biden accuser Tara Reade. She has also called out MSNBC for its 24/7 anti-Trump bias.
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