Elections

Chafee, In Exit Speech, Says Women Are Powerful When They Withhold Sex

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee withdrew from the Democratic presidential primary on Friday, but not before taking a parting shot at front-runner, Hillary Clinton.

Speaking at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum, Chafee compared 2015’s political landscape to Aristophanes’ play “Lysistrata,” in which¬†a group of women withhold sex from their husbands for political gain, “and it worked!”

Chafee might have intended the reference to be a compliment, but he certainly picked an interesting venue to deliver it in.

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