During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Kellyanne Conway took everyone by surprise when she claimed she is also a survivor of sexual assault. However, as you know, that hasn’t stopped her from supporting Donald Trump, who has been accused of similar acts by more than a dozen women.
It all started with her talking about the current case of Supreme Court judge nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and then Conway revealed she went through sexual assault too.
‘I feel empathetic frankly with victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment and of rape. That… I am a victim of sexual assault. I do not expect Judge Kavanaugh or Jake Tapper or Jeff Flake or anybody to be held responsible for that. You have to be responsible for your own conduct,’ she said.
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As if it didn’t happen, the woman avoided to further develop her confession and instead criticized the way CNN is covering the Judge Kavanaugh scandal.
‘This is not Bill Cosby. Those comparisons on your network are a disgrace and the anchor should’ve called them out. This isn’t even Bill Clinton. You have Senate Judiciary Committee members who refused to remove Bill Clinton from office after he received oral sex in the Oval Office and then lied about it to a grand jury as President of the United States. The hypocrisy’s ridiculous.’
But Jake made sure to stress that while she says she was a victim of sexual assault, she still works for and supports the current president.
‘Don’t conflate that with this and certainly do not conflate that with what happened to me. It will be a huge mistake, Jake. Let’s not always bring Trump into everything that happens in this universe,’ Kellyanne responded.
When asked if women who claim they were sexually harassed or assaulted should be believed when opening up about it, Conway explained that: ‘they should all be heard and they should be heard in courts of law, in depositions, in proceedings. Those who can prosecute, those who have civil and/or criminal causes of action should pursue it, but we treat people differently who are either the victims or the perpetrators of this based on their political views now and based on their gender. That is a huge mistake.’