コネチカット大学ストーズ校のドッド人権センターの献堂式で講演, バイデンは彼の元上院の同僚を称えた, コネチカットを代表したのは誰ですか 1981 に 2011.
主張する “he saw up close” how Dodd “fought for human rights and human dignity in the Senate,” Biden said he measures a person’s character based on how they treat waitstaff.
“People who tell me they care about people and then disrespect the waitress or a waiter. People who tell me they care about how, 実際には, people are entitled to be treated with dignity and walk by someone at a shoe side stand and doesn’t say hello,” バイデンは言った. “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,” 彼が追加した.
によると 1990 profile of Ted Kennedy in GQ, a drunken Dodd allegedly joined the late Massachusetts senator in sexually assaulting Carla Gaviglio, who was a waitress at the now-shuttered La Brasserie restaurant on Capitol Hill.
“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 recounted. “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 in a chair,” the magazine 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.
GQ said Gaviglio ran from the room “bruised, shaken and angry over what she considered a sexual assault.” The owner of La Brasserie corroborated Gaviglio’s account at the time, as did another waitress and two busboys.