White Home adviser Kellyanne Conway says she is a sufferer of sexual assault.
In an interview on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, Conway was discussing the sexual assault allegations towards Supreme Court docket nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the FBI’s investigation into the case.
“I really feel very empathetic for victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment and rape,” Conway stated. “I’m a sufferer of sexual assault. I don’t count on Decide Kavanaugh or Jake Tapper or Jeff Flake or anyone to be held answerable for that.”
“I would like these ladies who have been sexually assaulted and confronting Jeff Flake — God bless them, however go blame the perpetrator,” Conway stated.
Conway was referring to an incident that occurred Friday, when the Arizona senator — who voted sure on advancing the Kavanaugh nomination to the Senate ground — was confronted by two ladies who shared their very own tales as victims of sexual abuse.
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“That’s who’s answerable for sexual assault, the individuals who commit (sexual assault),” Conway stated.
When Conway talked about her sexual assault, host Jake Tapper stated: “That is the primary time I’ve heard you speak about one thing private like that, and I’m actually sorry.”
“Effectively, I’ve simply had it. I’ve simply had it with all of it being the identical,” Conway replied, referring to what she known as politically motivated accusations towards Kavanaugh.
Tapper then identified that U.S. President Donald Trump has been accused by a number of ladies of sexual misconduct, however Conway instantly minimize him off.
“Don’t conflate that with this, and positively don’t conflate it with what occurred to me,” Conway stated. “Let’s not carry Trump into all the pieces that occurs on this universe. That’s mistake primary.”
Tapper requested Conway if Ford and different ladies ought to be heard.
“They need to all be heard, and they need to be heard in courts of regulation. They need to be heard in depositions, they need to be heard in proceedings,” Conway stated.
“Those that can prosecute, those that have civil and/or legal causes of motion ought to pursue that. However we do deal with people who find themselves both the victims or perpetrators on this primarily based on their politics and their gender. That may be a enormous mistake.”
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Conway has beforehand talked in regards to the allegations towards Kavanaugh, saying Christine Blasey Ford — the primary lady to make an accusation towards the Supreme Court docket nominee — ought to “not be insulted and shouldn’t be ignored.”
Nevertheless, she additionally stated the allegation could also be a “left-wing conspiracy.”
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