You knew it had to be a Democrat when she refused to say who it was who cracked jokes about her weight. Now that a Democrat has been identified this will be the end of the story. Besides, the guy is dead.
The late Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) was the lawmaker who called Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y) “chubby,” according to a report in The New York Times.
The report cites unidentified “people with knowledge of the incident” and says that Gillibrand’s office declined to confirm or deny it.
Gillibrand caused a stir when she recounted in her new book, “Off the Sidelines,” stories of male lawmakers making inappropriate remarks about her appearance. Gillibrand, however, declined to reveal the identities of those members of Congress, leaving the matter somewhat of a mystery.
The full quote, now reported to be from Inouye, is: “Don’t lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby!”
Expect complete silence from the left on this one. Inoute, meanwhile, was a revered Democrat who like to have his way with the ladies.
With his deep baritone and courtly manner, Mr. Inouye was revered by his colleagues and was a powerhouse in both Hawaii and the Senate, where he was a reliable supporter of women’s rights.
But in an all but forgotten chapter of his career, the senator had been accused of sexual misconduct: In 1992, his hairdresser said that Mr. Inouye had forced her to have sex with him.
Her accusations exploded into a campaign issue that year, and one Hawaii state senator announced that she had heard from nine other women who said they had been sexually harassed by Mr. Inouye. But the women did not want to go forward with their claims.