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Kellyanne Conway downplays sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh

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Conway appeared on CNN’s “New Day” to discuss the sexual assault
allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh on
Friday.

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  • White House adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNN
    Friday to discuss the sexual assault allegation against Supreme
    Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
  • Psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford has accused
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her
    at a Maryland house party when she was 15 years old in
    1982.
  • “Let’s not conflate the greater #MeToo movement with
    whatever did or did not happen in the summer of 1982 … that
    Judge Kavanaugh has completely denied,” Conway said.

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNN’s “New Day” Friday to
discuss psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford‘s sexual
assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett
Kavanaugh.

“Let’s not conflate the greater #MeToo movement with whatever did
or did not happen in the summer of 1982, 36 years ago that was
not spoken about for the first time ever until 30 years later,
that Judge Kavanaugh has completely denied,” she said.

Over the past year, the #MeToo movement, which has sought to
raise awareness around sexual misconduct and assault, has toppled
some of America’s most powerful men in the film industry, the
corporate world, and the halls of government.

The most recent man the movement brought down is CBS
Chairman Les Moonves, who resigned earlier this
month
after exhaustive reporting from The New Yorker revealed
sexual misconduct allegations against him from multiple women
spanning decades.

“Comparing a 17-year old to Les Moonves … no one is doing
that,” host Alisyn Camerota responded. “But just having the
conversation and understanding why it might take women a long
time to come forward with allegations, which you can appreciate
I’m sure.”

“I can,” Conway replied, adding, “If [Ford] wants to tell her
story, I think the most pure thing is for both to tell their
stories.”

Shortly after Conway’s appearance, her boss, President Donald
Trump, fired off a series of tweets
attacking Ford’s credibility after staying relatively silent on
the issue.

“I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as
she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local
Law Enforcement Authorities,” Trump tweeted.

Ford, who accuses Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her at a
Maryland house party when they were both in high school, is in negotiations with the Senate
Judiciary Committee
over the conditions of possible sworn
testimony on the alleged assault.

Since she made her name public on Sunday, Ford has reportedly received death
threats
, had to hire security, and has gone into hiding with
her family.

Watch a clip of Conway’s appearance below:

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