By Saying Sexual Predators “Should Step Aside,” Kellyanne Conway Accidentally Tells Trump to Resign
Kellyanne Conway continues to be invited on TV, I don’t know why, but her hypocrisy sometimes generates a darkly comic gem. In a recent appearance on ABC News’ This Week, Conway was in full evasion mode regarding Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Alabama’s open Senate seat. Moore has been accused by multiple women, corroborated by 30 witnesses interviewed by The Washington Post, of repeatedly having sexual contact with teenagers and molesting a 14-year-old.
In the video above, Conway said that “the conduct as described should disqualify anyone from serving in public office … but I want to make sure that we as a nation are not always prosecuting people through the press. He has denied the allegations.”
She insisted that she “never said” the women who accused Moore are liars, but also repeatedly refused to believe them. “I only know what I read,” she protested. “I don’t know [the victims].” Host Martha Raddatz admirably continued to push her on the question, before dropping it with a final, damning summary: “You also can’t say you whether believe the accusers or not. You just can’t. You’re not gonna go that far.”
However, in a classic case of lady-doth-protest-too-much, Conway tried to make up for her equivocation by emphatically declaring, “If there’s anyone currently in public office who has behaved that way to any girl or any woman, maybe they should step aside. In a country of 330 million people, we ought to be able to do better than this.”
Do you even know who you work for?
Indeed, we should be able to do better than this, but instead we have Roy Moore and Donald Trump. And since it apparently bears repeating, Donald Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen women, all of whom he claims are “lying” about him; he has bragged on Howard Stern about sexually harassing pageant contestants; he has bragged on-camera about grabbing women “by the pussy” without their consent. And yet he’s still sitting in the White House.
(Via The Daily Beast; image via screengrab)
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