Conway Slams Clinton Over Weinstein Response: ‘A Hypocrite About Women’s Empowerment’
White House councilor Kellyanne Conway is still blasting Hillary Clinton over the latter’s belated denunciation of Harvey Weinstein over his sexual assault scandal.
Conway appeared on America’s Newsroom, where Bill Hemmer asked her to elaborate on yesterday’s tweet where she ripped Clinton for blaming the Las Vegas Shooting on the NRA faster than it took her to condemn Weinstein. Clinton has released a statement about how she is “shocked and appalled” by Weinstein’s actions, though Conway continued to slam her for taking as long as she did to offer a public statement.
“On this I felt like a woman who ran to be Commander-in-Chief and President of the United States – who talks about women’s empowerment – took an awfully long time to give support to those women who were coming forward and has still as far as we know kept the money…I’m happy and heartened and frankly proud of many Democrats across the aisle and a lot of people in the mainstream media who are very anti-Trump coming forward about this. [Clinton] ought to do that, too.”
Hemmer proceeded to ask if it would be “better” for Conway if Clinton gave back the money she received from Weinstein during the 2016 campaign. Conway responded by slamming Clinton for not trying to help sexual assault victims a year after the former secretary of state was bashing the president over his “grab ’em by the pussy” remarks.
“She doesn’t need to mollify me,” said Conway, “but not be a hypocrite about women’s empowerment.”
Ever since Weinstein’s sexual deviancy came to light, there have been a lot of comparisons between his scandal and Trump’s highly-controversial Access Hollywood tape. When that was the leading headline in the news this time last year, Conway bristled at the notion that Trump’s remarks had connotations of sexual assault.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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