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

Christian Datoc | Breaking News and Engagement Editor

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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