White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Sunday She was a victim of sexual violence.
The Trump Adviser appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" to discuss the allegations against Chief Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Three women have sued the federal judge for sexual misconduct. A politically controversial investigation by the FBI will take place this week.
"I feel very empathetic," Conway said, "frankly, for victims of sexual harassment and sexual harassment and rape."
She cleared her throat then.
"I am a victim of sexual violence," she said. "I do not expect Judge Kavanaugh or Jake Tapper or Jeff Flake or anyone to be held responsible, you must be responsible for your own behavior."
Conway seemed to say that assailants must be held accountable, not all men. At CNN and elsewhere on Sunday morning, she defended Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, whose Senate report on Kavanaugh drew the country's attention on Thursday. Ford could have been attacked by someone else, Conway said.
Ford claims that Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a house party in 1982. Deborah Ramirez claims he exposed her genitals while they were both in Yale. Julie Swetnick says that Kavanaugh and a friend were present at parties where drunken girls were raped. Kavanaugh vehemently denies all allegations.
The FBI investigation was ordered by Trump at the request of Flake, an Arizona Republican who was confronted on Friday by two protesters who said they had been sexually assaulted.
Conway said she "just had" what, based on Kavanaugh, she said it was politically motivated accusations. The Kavanaugh Ford Hearing should not be seen as "a meeting of the #Metoo movement," she said.
Commenting on Conway's comment on her own sexual attacks, CNN host Tapper said, "This is the first time I've heard you talk about something so personal, and I'm really sorry."
But Tapper also said Conway worked for a man, Trump, who was charged with sexual misconduct by several women.
"Do not merge it," Conway said, "and do not mess it up with what happened to me. Let's not always get Trump into everything that happens in this universe. That's bug # 1. "
She added, "I work for Trump because he is so good to the women who work for him and he is so good to the women of this country."
As a discussion of her comments turned social media, Conway I did not comment further immediately. However, she has already mentioned the topic.
In October 2016, following the release of the Access Hollywood tape, in which Trump was mentioned with wandering women, she told MSNBC about "some members of the congress out there when I was younger and prettier." They rub against girls, get stuck the tongues in the throats, uninvited, who do not like it ".
In December 2017, when she appeared at a Politico event, she said, "Yes, of course, I had a #Metoo moment, but nobody cared."