In cowardly yet characteristic fashion, Boris Johnson, the favorite to be Britain’s next Prime Minister, is sending women out to clear his name.
This weekend, police rushed to Johnson’s London home after neighbors heard him and his girlfriend, Carrie Symonds, in a loud, heated argument. A neighbor recorded Symonds screaming “Get off me!” at the former Foreign Secretary. Did Johnson apologize? No. Did his team then release an old – or staged –photo of Johnson and his girlfriend in a romantic country setting? Take a guess.
As if hiding behind one woman wasn’t enough, Johnson then sent out a female colleague, Priti Patel, to defend him live on air. Video footage supplied by the radio station showed Patel reading from a script. Meanwhile, Johnson refuses to answer any questions about the incident himself.
-Women in the World