President Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that she is a victim of sexual assault.
“I feel very empathetic, frankly, for victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment and rape,” she told Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Conway would add that “I’m a victim of sexual assault.”
“This is the first time I’ve ever heard you talk about something personal like that, and I’m really sorry,” replied Tapper.
“I’ve just had it,” Conway said.
Conway’s comments come three days after Christine Blasey Ford testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. He has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct.
When asked about sexual misconduct allegations against Trump, who nominated Kavanaugh, she urged Tapper not to “conflate that with this, and certainly don’t conflate that with what happened to me.”
She said sexual assault victims “should all be heard.”
“Those who can prosecute, those who have civil and/or criminal causes of action should pursue that,” she told Tapper. “But we do treat people differently who are either the victims or the perpetrators of this, based on their politics now and based on their gender. And it’s a huge mistake.”
She pointed out that former President Bill Clinton was able to stay in the White House despite lying about having “oral sex” in the Oval Office.