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Bill Bennett: Where was the liberal outrage over Ted Kennedy?

September 22, 2018

Conservative icon Bill Bennett said Saturday the uproar over Judge Brett Kavanaugh has exposed Democrats for having a political double standard, asking where was the outcry over former Sen. Ted Kennedy’s involvement in a 1969 car crash on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts that left a woman dead.

Mr. Bennett, who served in the Reagan White House, said on the one hand you have a person in Mr. Kavanaugh who has been accused of being rough with a teenage girl in high school and on the other hand you have “a man of the United States Senate, drunk he drives his car off a bridge into the water while a young woman is with him.”

“He leaves her to drown and to die,” Mr. Bennett said at the Values Voters Summit in Washington. “He later decides to run for president and is called a ‘Lion of the Senate’ by that same left and he is celebrated. That is all you need to know about the present situation and the left.”

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