White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said publicly for the first time Sunday morning that she is a victim of sexual assault during a conversation about the controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
“I feel very empathetic, frankly, for victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment and rape,” Conway told Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” before clearing her throat. “I’m a victim of sexual assault.”
“I’ve just had it,” Conway said.
She then argued that the ongoing Senate debate about Kavanaugh is not a “meeting of the Me Too movement.”
“Let’s not compare Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby, and a few others, to what’s happened here,” she said. “If we’re going to have a national conversation, stop judging the victims and perpetrators according to their politics.”
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Tapper pointed out that this is the first time Conway has revealed publicly that she had been sexually assaulted and that she works for a president who says all the women who have accused him are liars.
“Don’t conflate that with this and certainly don’t conflate that with what happened to me,” Conway said. “It would be a huge mistake, Jake. Let’s not do it. Let’s not always bring Trump into everything that happens in this universe. That’s mistake number one.”