Trump aide Kellyanne Conway: 'I'm a victim of sexual assault'

Trump aide Kellyanne Conway: 'I'm a victim of sexual assault'

Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh remains strong despite allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against him that have prompted the reopening of his Federal Bureau of Investigation background check and a delay in his Senate confirmation vote.

"I feel very empathetic, frankly, for victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment and rape". Trump then re-framed his question to ask how being a survivor changes her thought process on how sexual assault accusations should be handled.

Ms Conway did not elaborate today on her experience, though she's previously alluded to her own #MeToo moment.

"I'm a victim of sexual assault", Conway said. "You have to be accountable for your own conduct", she said to Tapper.

Conway argued that allegations of sexual assault are viewed differently by the public based on the political affiliations involved, reported The Huffington Post. You have Senate Judiciary Committee members who refused to remove Bill Clinton from office after he received oral sex in the Oval Office and then lied about it to a grand jury as President of the United States.

What did she say about Trump?

Conway said that the FBI investigation into sexual assault and misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "will be limited in scope, it's meant to last one week, and ... it's not meant to be a fishing expedition".

"I don't think Don McGahn would do that, but I've not talked to him about it", Conway said.

Conway responded that all victims of sexual assault should be heard.

Conway told him not to "conflate" her experience with the allegations against Trump, saying, "Let's not always bring Trump into everything that happens in this universe".

As usual, it's hard to make heads or tails of the point Conway is attempting to make, but her stunning revelation is likely to be the subject of headlines for weeks to come.

The President has also defended several man against sexual assault or misconduct claims, including former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, and former Fox host Bill O'Reilly.

White House aide Kellyanne Conway's take on the inauguration crowd has been widely mocked, our US Correspondent reports.

Kellyanne Conway walks back to the West Wing of the White House in Washington in July 2017. "They should be heard in depositions". Those who can prosecute, those who have civil or criminal causes of action should pursue that. "If we're going to have a national conversation, stop judging the victims and perpetrators according to their politics".

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