'I'm a victim of sexual assault,' reveals Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway while defending Brett Kavanaugh
Kellyanne Conway made the revelation in a talk show while talking about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the sexual assault allegations laid against him
White House Counselor to President Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, in an emotional interview on CNN Sunday morning said that she too has been a victim of sexual assault. Conway reportedly made the revelation while talking about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the sexual assault allegations laid against him.
Conway, during the interview, said: "I'm a victim of sexual assault. I don't 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 while talking to CNN's Jake Tapper on his talk show 'State of the Union'.
Conway's statement came a day after the Senate voting for Kavanaugh's nomination and two days after the extraordinary and historic hearing of clinical psychology professor Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who publicly came forward to detail her sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Ford's testimony, which was painful to watch for many, was widely seen as credible as she asked for an FBI investigation into her claims and stood in stark contrast to Kavanaugh's, who not even once conceded to an FBI investigation, repeatedly suggesting that the Senate hearing was enough. The judge has also been accused of sexual misconduct by two other women — Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick. Kavanaugh, however, has denied all the allegations.
Conway, during the interview, defended Kavanaugh and said that the judge was no Billy Cosby, the disgraced entertainer who has been convicted of drugging and raping a woman.
"This is not Bill Cosby. Those comparisons on your network are a disgrace and the anchor should have called them out. This is not even Bill Clinton," Conway said.
The White House aide also talked about the two women who confronted Arizona Senator Jeff Flake in an elevator on Friday and told him about their sexual assault ordeal. Flake later cited the women as one of the reasons he asked for an FBI investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh.
Conway said: "This is partisan politics. I want those women who were sexually assaulted and confronting Jeff Flake, god bless them, but go blame the perpetrator. That's who is responsible for the sexual assaults."
The CNN host expressed his sympathy to Conway, saying: "This is the first time I've ever heard you talk about something personal like that and I'm really sorry." The White House aide provided no further details on the sexual assault.