Kellyanne Conway believes the news media would be more outraged about a Democratic congressman’s crude joke that the White House staffer looks “familiar” with being on her knees if she were a pro-abortion woman, she told The Daily Caller, adding that she believed the joke was sexist.
Asked over text if she thought there would be more media outrage about the comment if she were a liberal woman, Conway told The Daily Caller, “Yes.” She added: “And it is not just if I were a liberal woman, but if I were a pro-abortion one.”
From The Daily Caller
“I really just want to know what was going on there, because, you know, I won’t tell anybody. And you can just explain to me that circumstance, because she really looked kind of familiar in that position there. But, don’t answer, and I don’t want you to refer back to the 1990s,” Democratic Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond said at a Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner on Wednesday.
“Since some people have interpreted my joke to mean something that it didn’t I think it is important to clarify what I meant. Last night was a night of levity. Where I grew up saying that someone is looking or acting ‘familiar’ simply means that they are behaving too comfortably,” Richmond told TheDC in a statement.
Conway said Richmond has not apologized to her for the crude comment. “I notice he did not apologize, he tried to clarify,” Conway said of Richmond’s claim that the joke wasn’t meant to be sexual.
GOP Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel also fired back at Richmond, calling the remark “disgusting and offensive.”
“A snarky joke for you is just a reminder of the demeaning comments women hear every single day. And trust me, it happens to all women,” McDaniel said, adding: “I’d suggest using Women’s History Month to lift us up instead of knocking us down.”
Conway also pushed back against the idea that there was anything disrespectful about the photo of her kneeling on the couch while taking a picture of President Trump with the presidents of historically black colleges.
“I helped usher in those 60+ HBCU Presidents after speaking with them in The Roosevelt room. I was taking pics and texting the pics to [the college presidents],” Conway told TheDC. “MANY of them have defended me on radio and social media.”
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