Woman Reveals George H. W. Bush Groped Her as “Child” During Son’s Presidency
another dark chapter in Bush history revealed
Presidents of the United States have been having extramarital affairs going all the way back to Thomas Jefferson, who infamously kept sexual relations with his slaves (possibly raping them). But the contemporary United States society has matured as the women’s rights movement has grown, raising awareness about the disturbing situations women experience everywhere.
The Harvey Weinstein Scandal, in which it was disclosed that the famed movie producer had been sexually harassing interns and aspiring actresses for decades, has inspired a domino effect that has encouraged other women and men to come forward with their stories of abuse. It has extended beyond the Hollywood scene and into the political arena, most notably with aspiring Alabama senator Roy Moore who allegedly targeted high school girls to the point of raping one.
But it appears Moore was not the only Republican who had an interest in minors. Former President George H. W. Bush has had six women come forward revealing how he groped them whilst telling inappropriate jokes. And to detractors that would suggest this is reaching far back, these groping events happened in the 21st century.
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His spokesman, Jim McGrath, issued a pathetic attempt at an apology in late October that revealed how this behavior was justified given that Bush had been using a wheelchair for the past five years, therefore putting him in a lower position from a stature perspective:
“At age 93, President Bush has been confined to a wheelchair for roughly five years, so his arm falls on the lower waist of people with whom he takes pictures. To try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke — and on occasion, he has patted women’s rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner. Some have seen it as innocent; others clearly view it as inappropriate. To anyone he has offended, President Bush apologizes most sincerely.”
Unfortunately for McGrath, the latest accuser reveals that her incident happened in 2003, years before H. W. was confined to a wheelchair. Her name is Rosyln Corrigan, and on Monday Time Magazine reported that she was 16 years old when the older Bush groped her while taking a photo at a CIA event her father was attending:
“My initial reaction was absolute horror. I was really, really confused. The first thing I did was look at my mom and, while he was still standing there, I didn’t say anything. What does a teenager say to the ex-president of the United States? Like, ‘Hey dude, you shouldn’t have touched me like that?'”
The incident is already bad enough, but the fact that Corrigan was a minor makes it outright disgusting and criminal. Hopefully H. W. and his son will be removed from the public spotlight forever.
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