Kellyanne Conway Says She Was Sexually Assaulted

Presidential counselor says 'let's not compare Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby' to Kavanaugh allegations
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2018 9:07 AM CDT
Kellyanne Conway talks with reporters at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – Kellyanne Conway's boss has taken no small amount of heat over his Supreme Court nominee, but the presidential counselor gave her perspective on Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against Brett Kavanaugh some deeper context on Sunday. "I feel very empathetic for victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and rape," she told CNN's State of the Union, per the Hill. "I’m a victim of sexual assault." She says of the Kavanaugh situation, "let's not compare Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby, and a few others, to what's happened here. If we're going to have a national conversation, stop judging the victims and perpetrators according to their politics."

As far as working for President Trump, himself accused multiple times of sexual assault, Conway is having none of it, saying the media shouldn't "bring Trump into everything." "People on Twitter and elsewhere are saying right now, 'oh how can she work for Donald Trump?' I work for President Trump because he’s so good to the women who work for him. I don’t want to hear it from anybody." (Read more Kellyanne Conway stories.)

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