Kellyanne Conway says she's a sexual assault victim

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Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh remains strong despite allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against him that have prompted the reopening of his Federal Bureau of Investigation background check and a delay in his Senate confirmation vote.

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway startled CNN host Jake Tapper on Sunday by saying she herself was a victim of sexual assault.

Both assertions are untrue: Aside from Kavanaugh's denial of the assault, others who Blasey Ford identified as being at the party have simply said they don't recall such an event, which would have occurred decades ago in 1982.

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"I've just had it with it all being the same", Conway replied, referring to what she called politically motivated accusations against Kavanaugh. On Saturday, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) called for an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into the matter, delaying his confirmation. "Let's just be honest what this is about-it's raw partisan politics". That's despite Ford's testimony before the senators and requests from the dean of Yale Law School and the American Bar Association for an investigation. "People on Twitter and elsewhere are saying right now, 'oh how can she work for Donald Trump?' I work for President Trump because he's so good to the women who work for him".

First off, lawmakers and judges ARE responsible for doing everything they can to prevent crimes like sexual assaults. "You have to be responsible for your own conduct", she said. Conway contended that was different.

Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that she is empathetic toward victims of sexual assault and revealed that she too is a victim of a past assault. "And that's a huge mistake", she added.

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The revelation offers a rare glimpse into the personal life of a member of President Donald Trump's administration as it is caught in a battle to save its Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, from allegations of sexual assault and misconduct. "They should be heard in proceedings".

Continuing after a brief pause, she added: "I'm a victim of sexual assault". Those who can prosecute, those who have civil or criminal causes of action should pursue that.

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"But we do treat people differently who are either the victims or the perpetrators of this based on their politics now and based on their gender. That's mistake number one", warned Conway. But she suggested that perhaps Blasey was misremembering who was responsible for the assault, and expressed support for Kavanaugh.