White House adviser Kellyanne Conway startled CNN host Jake Tapper on Sunday by saying she herself was a victim of sexual assault. “I’m a victim of sexual assault,” Conway said on “State of the Union” as part of an extended statement in defense of both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the rights of those who have been victims of 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 continued. Tapper circled back to Conway’s remark, offering her his sympathies. Conway offered no details, and Tapper didn’t ask for any.
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) September 30, 2018
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 30, 2018
I just want to say that I have tremendous respect for Kellyanne Conway for opening up about herself being the victim of sexual assault
Your Boss has been accused by 17 women of sexual assault & appointed an accused assaulter to the SC
Why continue working for this monster?
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) September 30, 2018
Kellyanne Conway on CNN says people ask her how she talks to her daughters about all this, and her feeling is: “How do I talk to my almost 14-year-old son? This is Judge Kavanaugh now. It could be anybody by next week. Respectfully, it could be any man in any position now.”
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) September 30, 2018