Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, revealed she is a victim of sexual assault during an interview on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday morning.
“I feel very empathetic, frankly, for victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment and rape. I’m a victim of sexual assault,” Conway told Jake Tapper during the interview.
Conway was defending Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is currently accused of sexual assault and misconduct by a number of women.
“I don’t expect Judge Kavanaugh or Jake Tapper or Jeff Flake or anybody to be held responsible for that,” Conway said of her sexual assault. “You have to be responsible for your own conduct.”
Of Kavanaugh’s accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford, Conway said, “I’ve been first among equals in giving this woman respect and deference. … Senate Judiciary Committee, the Republicans, gave her her voice, let her come to Washington to testify. If it was up to Democrats who sat on this information and on that letter, they’re the ones who made her a household name.”
Conway also said that Trump finds Ford’s testimony “credible.”