Basement Joe promised his supporters he’d chose a female to be his running mate.
The mentally challenged Democrat presidential candidate never promised he’d chose a female to head up his search for a female VP candidate.
Instead of choosing someone like the Democrat Party’s beloved Hillary Clinton to vet his VP candidates, Joe Biden, the old, white, lifetime politician, has turned to another elderly, white male, who like Joe, has spent his entire life fending off scandals, not the least of which is a serious sexual assault allegation by a former waitress in D.C.
In a lengthy phone conversation with the New York Post in May, the woman who accused Chris Dodd of sexual assault, Carla Gaviglio, now 59, said she was stunned that the Biden campaign chose the retired lawmaker, 75, when the incident between them had been in the media for decades.
“I have no idea if Biden has done this, I don’t think any of us do, but I certainly know what the senator’s done and I don’t know what they’re thinking, choosing someone like that,” she said, referring to the allegations that Biden assaulted former staffer Tara Reade in 1993.
Gaviglio was a waitress at the now-shuttered upscale Capitol Hill restaurant La Brasserie when Dodd and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) allegedly groped her after a lengthy dinner in a private dining room in December 1985.
According to a GQ account of the night published in 1990, while the senator’s dates were in the bathroom, a “very drunk” Kennedy grabbed Gaviglio and threw her onto the table, sending plates, cutlery, glasses and candles flying.
Kennedy then picked up the terrified waitress, who was just 24 at the time, and put her on Dodd’s lap — Kennedy forcing himself on Gaviglio and rubbing his genitals on hers, the report said, the alleged assault becoming known by the cruel moniker “waitress sandwich.”
The account was confirmed to the magazine by another waitress, Betty Loh, and the La Brasserie’s late owner, Raymond Campet.
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
“Chris was always there,” Gaviglio told The Post. “He was a goofball, always asking for my phone number and things like that, but I don’t think he was expecting what happened that night. They were very, very drunk.”
An article was released today by Politico that’s touched a nerve with women who want to see Senator Kamala Harris become Joe’s pick for VP. Never mind that she basically called Biden a racist during their presidential debates, she’a a woman and she’s black, so therefore, she’s qualified…
Politico – When former Sen. Chris Dodd, a member of Joe Biden’s vice presidential search committee, recently asked Kamala Harris about her ambush on Biden in the first Democratic debate, Dodd was stunned by her response.
“She laughed and said, ‘that’s politics.’ She had no remorse,” Dodd told a longtime Biden supporter and donor, who relayed the exchange to POLITICO on condition of anonymity.
“Dodd felt it was a gimmick, that it was cheap,” the donor said. The person added that Dodd’s concerns about Harris were so deep that he’s helped elevate California Rep. Karen Bass during the vetting process, urging Biden to pick her because “she’s a loyal No. 2. And that’s what Biden really wants.” Through an aide, Dodd declined to comment. Advisers to Harris also declined to comment.
Liberal CNN host Ana Navarro Cardenas tweeted about Biden’s pick, asking a great question:
Why the hell would @JoeBiden put Chris Dodd – a 76-year-old lobbyist and embodiment of white establishment, who while in Congress had quite the scandalous reputation- in charge of vetting and leaking about a group of incredibly talented women???
Why the hell would @JoeBiden put Chris Dodd – a 76 year-old lobbyist and embodiment of white establishment, who while in Congress had quite the scandalous reputation- in charge of vetting and leaking about a group of incredibly talented women??? https://t.co/TtUNN1vI7x
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) July 27, 2020
Meredith Shiner tweeted: I can’t get over the low-key misogyny that infuses both of these updates on Biden’s VP search. Also: Chris Dodd retired from the Senate amid an ethics scandal on mortgage deals he received and has spent 10 years as a lobbyist and now gets to decide that Kamala is uppity?
I can’t get over the low-key misogyny that infuses both of these updates on Biden’s VP search. Also: Chris Dodd retired from the Senate amid an ethics scandal on mortgage deals he received and has spent 10 years as a lobbyist and now gets to decide that Kamala is uppity? pic.twitter.com/zLY51q9PR2
— Meredith Shiner (@meredithshiner) July 27, 2020
It’s not just liberal women who are piling on, “delonte,” who has “Politico” listed in his profile, suggesting he works for the publication, wrote: Why is Chris Dodd who resigned in SHAME questioning Kamala Harris’ loyalty to Joe Biden? Also why is he speaking to Politico? These white men will stop at nothing to make sure a black woman is ‘humbled’
Why is Chris Dodd who resigned in SHAME questioning Kamala Harris’ loyalty to Joe Biden? Also why is he speaking to Politico? These white men will stop at nothing to make sure a black woman is ‘humbled’https://t.co/xAKCe7pXcb via @politico
— delonté.👟 (@dilemmv) July 27, 2020
Breitbart reported on some of Dodd’s scandals while in office – Dodd was also at the center of a scandal involving sweetheart mortgages from Countrywide Financial as part of a special program the troubled lender developed to benefit powerful and influential people.
As chair of the Senate Banking Committee, Dodd was the top recipient of campaign donations from PACs and employees of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — at the same time that those companies were pushing Americans into subprime mortgages. Democrats like Dodd shielded Fannie and Freddie from regulatory scrutiny. The result was the subprime mortgage crisis, which triggered the broader financial crisis and a global recession.
Later, Dodd worked with Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) in writing new rules for the financial services industry in the Dodd-Frank Act, which imposed burdensome new regulations and, critics say, made it more difficult for the Federal Reserve to respond to crisis situations such as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.