A fifth woman has now come forward claiming former President George HW Bush groped her behind in 2006, before he was wheelchair-bound and diagnosed with a rare condition known as vascular Parkinsonism, which is generally believed to be caused by small strokes that damage the same brain structures as are affected in Parkinson’s Disease.
Amanda Staples, a former Republican state Senate candidate in Maine, wrote in an Instagram post that Bush fondled her in 2006. Staples, who was 29 at the time and running for the Kennebunkport area’s Senate seat, visited the former president at Walker’s Point when he “grabbed my butt and joked saying ‘Oh, I’m not THAT President,’ ” Staples wrote alongside the above picture of her standing next to Bush.
The Portland Press Herald published this story with the details.
So Bush has allegedly been groping women’s behinds for over a decade.
“I can only imagine how many women have had their butt grabbed in a photo op,” she added in the post, noting that if she had a daughter, “I’d never tell her to shrug it off because he was president.”
She also wrote that she called her father and left a voicemail.
“He didn’t think it was funny,” she wrote.
Unfortunately, Amanda let him off the hook.
“I rationalized it in my own mind that he had become a dirty old man in his later years,” she added.
But if he did it as she’s alleged, then Bush knew what he was doing. He should face the consequences for his criminal behavior.