Kellyanne Conway Says Politicians Who Mistreat Women Should "Step Aside"
Except for Donald Trump, apparently...
In a recent interview, Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Trump, said that any public figure who has mistreated women should step down.
Her comment was mainly in reference to the recent sexual misconduct allegations surrounding Roy Moore. Moore is a Republican Senatorial candidate from Alabama who has been accused of being involved with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32.
"I said very early in this process that the conduct as described should disqualify anyone from serving in public office, and I'll stand by that," Conway said. "Everybody should know that conduct is disqualifying."
While being careful to say that Moore has denied the conduct, Conway further stated, "If there's anyone currently in public office who has behaved that way to any girl or woman, maybe they should step aside. In a country of 330 million people, we ought to be able to do better than this.”
The hypocrisy of Conway’s statements is not hard to pick up on; at least 16 women have come forward on record to accuse Donald Trump — a man Conway singlehandedly helped get elected — of sexual misconduct. Allegations of assault, groping, nonconsensual kissing, sexual harassment, and more began surfacing before Trump was elected.
Apparently these types of accusations didn’t bother Conway when sweeping them under the rug them meant a swanky new job at the White House for her.
Thankfully, other high-profile Republican politicians have come forward asserting that Moore is not fit for political office.
“Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections,” tweeted Mitt Romney. “I believe Leigh Corfman. Her account is too serious to ignore. Moore is unfit for office and should step aside.”
“The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying," tweeted John McCain. “He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of.”
Stay tuned for more updates as the Roy Moore story continues to unfold…