Less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump sent an incendiary tweet giving doubts concerning the domestic violence allegations against recently quitted faculty secretary Rob Porter, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway took to the airwaves to lope impair authority. And in doing so, she claimed something flat-out untrue about Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, lending another entry to the long roll of erroneous and confusing asserts she’s originated in cable news interviews.
On Saturday, Trump tweeted that “Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a merely accusation, ” an obvious have responded to Porter’s resignation.
Peoples lives are being crushed and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old-fashioned and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely alleged- living and occupation are disappeared. Is there no such happen any longer as Due Process?
— Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2018
The tweet derived a sharp replies from Gillibrand, who replied that Trump “has shown through words and actions that he doesn’t appreciate brides, ” and suggested that if he “wants due process for the over dozen sex crime accusations against him, let’s have Congressional hearings tomorrow.”
Responding to @SenGillibrand’s tweet that Congress should harbour hearings with women who have accused Pres. Trump of carnal abuse, @KellyannePolls tells @GStephanopoulos “Those accusers have had their day…I don’t necessitate a chide from Kirsten Gillibrand or anybody else.” #ThisWeek pic.twitter.com/ iefif4Nh 4q
— This Week (@ ThisWeekABC) February 11, 2018
Appearing on ABC with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Conway dismissed Gillibrand’s assessments, saying she didn’t “need a lecture” from the New York senator. She likewise derisively claimed Trump’s several sex crime accusers had their due process once they are “trotted out” during the 2016 election.
“Those accusers have had the working day on your system and elsewhere for a long time, the latter are trotted out again late last year, and I don’t necessitate a castigate from Kirsten Gillibrand or anybody else who protected and defended and harbored a sitting chairperson who had sexuality ties-in in the Oval Office, and was charged for lying–I don’t necessary a castigate from her or anybody else.”
Conway also noted that Gillibrand has since said that Clinton should have resigned. What she didn’t memo, however, is that Gillibrand was not elected to the U.S. Senate until 2006, eight years after the Clinton impeachment. In 1998, she was still labouring as an attorney and has not been able to entered the world of politics. To what extent a private citizen can meaningfully” shield, protect, or harbour” a sitting chairwoman is, to make it generously, unclear.
In an image on CNN’s State of the Union the same morning, Conway likewise stated she’s not concerned about White House communications head Hope Hicks potentially becoming a martyr of family violence, in part because of what a “strong” woman she is, with” good abilities .”
— CNN (@ CNN) February 11, 2018
Media reports have suggested that Hicks was involved in a romantic tie-in with Porter when the domestic violence accusations cracked; the sentiment that “strong” dames don’t become victims of violence is widely considered a illogical kind of victim-blaming.
This is not the first time Conway has trafficked in this type of controversial rant. In 2013, she were of the view that if men and women were equals in physical strong, then” rape would not dwell .”
When Tapper defied Conway’s characterization, she backtracked, clarifying that” countless wives get abused , no question .”