Trump Aide Kellyanne Conway Goes on Record: “I Am a Victim”
USA — October 1, 2018
One of President Donald Trump’s insiders, White House advisor Kellyanne Conway now says she was a victim of sexual assault. Here revelation came out as she was offering a defense for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The White House advisor said she shared women's shared outrage over such misconduct, but that such outrage should not affect. Kavanaugh's nomination. Conway did not elaborate on her experience, but only said she had sympathy for victims of sexual assault, harassment, and rape.
The revelation by one of Donald Trump’s closest aides seems to reveal just how important this nomination is to the administration. Whether or not Conway’s revelation is true or contrived, the battle over getting Kavanaugh into the Supreme Court is playing out just that much more vehemently.
Kavanaugh has adamantly denied all the accusations, and on the most recent ones he commented, “This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone.” The Supreme Court nominee said he has no idea what the allegations are about. Meanwhile, Conway parried the insinuation she might have trouble working for Donald Trump since he has been accused of such behavior. Conway told reporters., "Don't conflate that with this, and certainly don't conflate that with what happened to me."
She went on to say that her experience helps her understand victims and expressed her sympathy while condemning Kavanaugh's opponents for politicizing his nomination. She also accused the media of siding with some victims, while condemning others based on political affiliations. Ms. Conway tried to clear the air about her working for President Trump by asserting, that he is “so good to the women who work for him.”
Conway’s comments came in an intense interview with CNN correspondent Jake Trapper. During the talk,the White House aide called the current saga surrounding Kavanaugh,"raw partisan politics."
The Trump adviser’s comments come only a few days after Kavanaugh and one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, each testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee.Last Thursday, Ford revealed her allegations against the Supreme Court nominee in an emotional testimony. Kavanaugh, in turn, denied all her contentions.
Ford, who’s a professor at Palo Alto University in California, has alleged that Kavanaugh assaulted her during a party back in their high school years in the 1980s. She accused Kavanaugh of groping her and attempting to remove her clothes. For Kavanaugh’s part, he told reporters that the reputation of him and his family has been “totally and permanently destroyed.”
On Friday, President Trump ordered the FBI to conduct an additional background investigation of Kavanaugh.