5.) Chappaquiddick

  • 09/26/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
5.) Chappaquiddick
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William R. Heimbuch [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) allegedly drove drunk off of a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island and then left 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne (thinking she was already dead) to slowly die in an air pocket inside the submerged vehicle. The story and subsequent cover-up was viewed with suspicion by some in the media, and although this Kennedy would never be elected president, he was not held responsible for the woman’s death. 

 
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