White House spokesperson Kellyanne Conway speaking to CNN’s Jake Tapper earlier today: “I feel very empathetic, frankly, for victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment and rape. I’m a victim of sexual assault. [But] I don’t expect Judge Kavanaugh or Jake Tapper or Jeff Flake or anybody to be held responsible for that. You have to be responsible for your own conduct.”
HE response: I’m very sorry to hear this happened to Conway, but the person who assaulted her obviously needs to be held accountable for his behavior. Conway seems to be saying that victims of sexual assault need to take responsibility for allowing sexual assault to happen to them. Or something like that. She seems to be twisting herself into a pretzel in order to support the Lindsey Graham attitude about what happened to poor Christine Blasey Ford.
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