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The day after Dr. Christine Blasey FordÂ went public withÂ her harrowing allegations of assault and attempted rape by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway repeatedlyÂ said thatÂ Ford âshould not be insulted.â
But now thatÂ more women are coming forwardÂ to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway has totally abandoned her previous position.
In an interview with âCBS News This Morningâ on Monday, ConwayÂ referred to Deborah Ramirez, the second woman to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, as a âso-called accuser.â
Conway also suggested that she thinks both Ramirez and Ford are part of a âvast left-wing conspiracyâ against Kavanaugh.
âI thought that [Kavanaughâs] comment last night about the second so-called accuser is incredibly instructive,â Conway said. âHeâs now calling this a smear campaign.Â Indeed, this is starting to feel like a vast left-wing conspiracy.â
Later in the interview, Conway attacked the timing of the new allegations, claiming it raises âsuspicion.â
Ramirezâs allegation, firstÂ reportedÂ in The New Yorker, is that while they were in college, Kavanaugh âexposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away.â
Additionally, Stormy Daniels attorney Michael AvenattiÂ saysÂ at least one other woman is preparing to publicly accuse Kavanaugh.
Conwayâs pretense of respecting victims only lasted a week, but Team Trump has been insulting Ford all along.
From the beginning, Kavanaugh attacked Fordâs account as a âfalse allegation,â and Trump spokespeopleÂ repeatedÂ that attack.
Days after Conway declared that Ford shouldnât be insulted,Â Trump labeledÂ the allegation a âwitch hunt.â By the end of the week, Trump wasÂ publicly insistingÂ that Ford must be lying because she did not report the attack to law enforcement immediately after it occurred.
And Conway herself still spent the weekÂ attackingÂ Ford in passive-aggressive terms. She repeatedly noted how long ago the alleged attack occurred, as well as the fact that Democrats did not divulge Fordâs story earlier â even though it was Ford who asked them toÂ protect her privacy.
Conway has always styled herself as aÂ pro-woman, even âfeminist,â conservative.Â But once again â as when sheÂ defendedÂ her boss, Trump, for being caught on tape bragging about sexual assault â Conway has revealed her true colors.
And now thatÂ the floodgates have openedÂ on Kavanaughâs alleged history of misconduct, you can be sure that Conway wonât be the only member of the Trump administration attacking women.
Published with permission of The American Independent.Â