Former Senator and Former Obama Secretary of State John Kerry defended Sen. Ted Kennedy’s murder of girlfriend Mary Jo Kopechne practically saying that his crime was just a tiny “step over the line.” This obscene excuse-making comes at the same time Democrats are seeking to destroy a man’s life over unsubstantiated claims that he merely touched a girl in the wrong way back in high school.
This is why no one, anywhere should ever allow Democrats ANY moral high ground.
Kerry made his disgusting proclamation during an interview on CNN with Jake Tapper who, of course, did not challenge Kerry even a little bit.
Transcript courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon:
Following an exchange about sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has denied all claims, Tapper asked Kerry about Kennedy and Clinton.
“I’ve heard Ted Kennedy’s name invoked in the last week or two and Bill Clinton’s name invoked in the last week or two by conservatives saying Democrats seeded the moral high ground on a lot of these sexual assault and sexual harassment issues by standing by people like Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy because of the good things in their view that they did,” Tapper said.
Kerry pushed back by saying that “many of us were critical” of Clinton and then pivoted to talk about how he personally did not believe Clinton’s actions were impeachable. Clinton’s sexual relationship in the 1990s with Monica Lewinsky, who was a young White House intern at the time, led to impeachment proceedings against the 42nd president when he was caught lying under oath.
Tapper followed up by asking him about Kennedy, prompting Kerry to say that people have also been critical of his actions, adding that Kennedy was critical of himself.
“He stood up and owned moments where he knew he’d stepped over the line, so I think that—and he wasn’t about to be nominated to a lifetime position,” Kerry said. “In fact, he said to the people of Massachusetts, if you think I shouldn’t stay here, then, you know—he took those returns and then he was elected another six times.”
Kerry went on to justify the destruction of Brett Kavanaugh over a mere rumor by insisting that being a Senator is not the same as being a Supreme court Justice.
But, look at what Kerry actually said. He said it is OK to destroy a man over fake accusations of sexual harassment IF that man is a Republican. But we should dismiss an ACTUAL murder perpetrated by a man if that man happens to be a liberal.
Free Beacon recapped what Ted Kennedy did early in his Senate career:
“He stood up and owned moments where he knew he’d stepped over the line”? So, killing Kopechne was just a “step over the line”?
As a young U.S. senator, Kennedy accidentally drove his car off a bridge late on July 18, 1969, into a tidal channel while taking political staffer Mary Jo Kopechne home from a party. Following the accident, Kennedy swam to safety, and he later said that he made repeated efforts to try to rescue Kopechne, but she died in the car, possibly of suffocation. Kennedy did not report the accident to authorities until the following morning, when the car and Kopechne’s body were discovered.
Kennedy called his own actions “indefensible,” but he would only plead guilty to leaving the scene of the accident, which resulted in a suspended sentence.
In addition to the accident, he was accused of sexually assaulting a waitress in 1985 at a Georgetown restaurant. The Washington Free Beacon previously reported on a GQ profile on Kennedy, including anecdotes about him and former Sen. Chris Dodd (D., Conn.) sexually assaulting a waitress while drinking in a private dining room.
These are the REAL and PROVABLE crimes perpetrated by Ted Kennedy, the man that John Kerry excuses even as he pretends to be morally outraged at the fake accusations against Brett Kavanaugh.
All Democrats are immoral and whenever they try to invoke moral outrage, they should be laughed out of the room.
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