Birds of a feather: Biden praises Dodd, who sexually assaulted waitress, as person who’d “treat waitstaff well”

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STORRS, CT- Sexual predators of a feather flock together. In an unbelievably tone-deaf statement Friday, Joe Biden was appearing at the University of Connecticut for the dedication of the Dodd Center for Human Rights at the Storrs campus.

During the rambling, babbling speech, Biden was praising former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), lauding his character, and saying that someone is only as good as they treat other people, such as waitstaff.

Apparently Biden was unaware or forgot (more likely given his state) that Dodd was part of an alleged sexual assault on a waitress in 1985.

Fox News reported that Biden was at the university and during his remarks he attempted to honor Dodd, who represented Connecticut from 1981 to 2011. During his address, Biden said he “saw up close” how Dodd “fought for human rights and human dignity in the Senate,” while adding he measured a person’s character based on how they treat waitstaff. Oops.

“People who tell me they care about people and then disrespect the waitress or a waiter. People who tell me they care about how, in fact, people are entitled to be treated with dignity and walk by someone at a shoe side stand [what’s a ‘shoe side stand?] and doesn’t say hello,” the babbling Biden said.

“People who do not do just simply decent things for ordinary people. That’s the real measure.”

“I’ve never seen Chris, figuratively speaking, walk by anybody,” he continued.

In 1990, Dodd and another sexual predator, the late Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy (D), while intoxicated grabbed a waitress, Carla Gaviglio at the since-closed La Brasserie restaurant on Capitol Hill, according to a GQ profile of Kennedy.

 “As Gaviglio 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, GQ reported. “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 on a chair, GQ continued. “With Gaviglio 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.”

After the incident, the waitress ran from the room “bruised, shaken and angry over what she considered a sexual assault.” Her accounting of the incident was confirmed by the owner of the restaurant, as well as another waitress and two busboys.

Biden’s praise of Dodd should come as no surprise. In 2009, the then-vice president traveled to Connecticut to sing the praises of Obama’s “stimulus package,” where he praised Dodd.

“This is not a political event, but this is my single best friend in the United States Congress,” he said of Dodd, the Hartford Courant reported.

Biden talking about measuring people’s character based on how they treat other people? That’s rich. Guess he doesn’t think too much of himself:

Guess “treating people with ‘dignity'” and Joe Biden are a contradiction in terms. 

Biden and Dodd also have one other thing in common…they are both sexual predators.

In the spring of 2020, Tara Reade, a former Biden staffer in his Senate office in 1993 claimed that Biden cornered her in a basement hallway, pushed her up against the wall, and penetrated her vagina with his fingers, reported The Day, citing a Los Angeles Times article.

“I want to say, ‘You and I were there, Joe Biden.’” Reade told journalist Megyn Kelly. “Please step forward and be held accountable. You should not be running on character for the president of the United States.”

In a podcast, Reade said:

“I handed [Biden] the [gym bag]. He greeted me. He remembered my name. And then we were alone,” Reade said of her allegations against Biden.

“It was the strangest thing. There was no like exchange really. He just had me up against the wall. I was wearing like a skirt, a business skirt. I wasn’t wearing stockings. It was kind of a hot day that day, and I was wearing heels…I remember I was wearing a blouse, and he just had me up against the wall.

And the wall was cold. It happened all at once…his hands were on me and underneath my clothes. Yeah, and he went down my skirt but then up inside it, and he penetrated me with his fingers, and he was kissing me at the same time, and he was saying something to me. He said several things. I can’t remember everything he said.”

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After Biden’s sexual assault, Reade said he looked “annoyed” and said something else she didn’t want to repeat. He then grabbed her by the shoulders, said, ‘You’re OK, you’re fine.’ And then he walked away.”

Biden adamantly denied Reade’s claims. The media allegedly investigated Reade’s claims, but could not find evidence to either confirm or dispute them.

Reade claimed she filed a complaint with her supervisor and senior staffers in his office, however none corroborated her story.

According to The Tribune as reported on MSN News, a former neighbor came forward and said she had conversations with Reade in 1995 in which she told her about Biden’s sexual assault. Lynda LaCasse, a Biden supporter said, “This happened, and I know it did because I remember talking about it.”

In addition, Reade’s ex-husband confirmed elements of the story. Theodore Dronen wrote in a court declaration that Reade had confided in him about “a problem she was having at work regarding sexual harassment in U.S. Senator Joe Biden’s office.”

In 1996, Dronen testified that he had met Reade in 1993 when the two worked for two separate members of Congress in Washington, D.C.

He said that Reade told him she “eventually struck a deal with the chief of staff of the Senator’s office and left her position.”

“It was obvious that this event had a very traumatic effect on (Reade), and that she is still sensitive and effected (sic) by it today,” Dronen said.

Some elements of Reade’s allegations were also confirmed based on a phone call made to the late Larry King on his show “Larry King Live,” where an unidentified woman, whom Reade says was her mother, called in and was talking about an issue her daughter was having with a then-senator. The timeline seems to match up with Reade’s accounting.

 

Moreover, as the Daily Wire reported in 2020, Biden has been accused of sexual misconduct and inappropriate touching by at least eight women, including Reade, according to The Cut.

The women included former Nevada lieutenant governor nominee Lucy Flores, who alleged in 2014 that Biden “smelled her hair and gave her a ‘big slow kiss’ on the back of her head,” leaving her “embarrassed and shocked.”

What’s with Biden and hair???

Another woman, Amy Lappos is a former congressional aide to Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), who alleged that Biden had “touched and rubbed his nose against her during a political fund-raiser,” The Cut wrote.

“It wasn’t sexual, but he did grab me by the head,” Lappos said. “He put his hand around my neck and pulled me in to rub noses with me. When he was pulling me in, I thought he was going to kiss me on the mouth.”

In 2012 at a fundraising event in Minneapolis, D.J. Hill said Biden “rested his hand on her shoulder, and then started to move it down her back, which left her feeling ‘very uncomfortable.’”

Caitlyn Caruso told the New York Times that Biden had hugged her “just a little bit too long,” then put his hand on her thigh after she spoke of an alleged sexual assault, The Cut said.

In 2016, sexual assault survivor Sofie Karasek was approached by Biden, who held her hands and touched his forehead to hers at the Oscars, a scene which just happened to be captured by photographers and of course praised by the bootlicking media.

“He emphasized that he wants to connect with people and, of course, that’s important, Karasek told the Washington Post of the video while talking of Biden’s wont to invade women’s personal spaces. “But again, all of our interactions are a two way street…too often it doesn’t matter how the woman feels about it or they just assume that they’re fine with it.”

In spring 2013, serving as vice president, a White House intern named Vail Kohnert-Yount said Biden “put his and on the back of [her] head and pressed his forehead to [her] forehead” when he introduced himself to her, and called her a “pretty girl,” The Cut reported.

She was “so shocked,” she said, “that it was hard to focus on what he was saying.” She told the [Washington] Post that she doesn’t believe Biden’s conduct constituted sexual misconduct, she said it is “the kind of inappropriate behavior that makes many women feel uncomfortable and unequal in the workplace.”

We won’t even mention the whole obsession with kids thing…we’ll just let this speak for itself:

 

Yup…but those mean tweets.

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