Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand reportedly reveals in her memoir that one U.S. senator told her, "Don’t lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby!"
It is now being reported that that line came from Senator Daniel K. Inouye, a Democrat and personal hero to President Barack Obama.
As Carl Hulse reports in the New York Times:
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York caused a commotion this month when she revealed in a memoir how her male colleagues felt free to comment rather vividly on her weight. The senator came under pressure to reveal the names of the perpetrators, but declined, setting off a guessing game in Washington.
Probably the most egregious incident was when a senior senator squeezed her waist and told her: “Don’t lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby!”
It turns out the senator was the late Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii, the decorated veteran and civil rights hero, according to people with knowledge of the incident. ...
[I]n 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.
Inouye died a couple years agao, and President Obama spoke at the long-serving senator's funeral in 2012. "[W]e remember a man who inspired all of us with his courage, and moved us with his compassion, that inspired us with his integrity, and who taught so many of us -- including a young kid growing up in Hawaii –-- that America has a place for everyone," said the president.
Consider this another wrinkle in the Democrat's War on Women.