Kellyanne Conway: ‘Indeed, this is starting to feel like a vast left-wing conspiracy’


White House counselor Kellyanne Conway came to the defense of Brett Kavanaugh, slamming the attacks against the Supreme Court nominee for “starting to feel like a vast left-wing conspiracy.”

The presidential adviser called out the questionable allegations, one from Christine Blasey Ford who has accused a drunken Kavanaugh of groping her at a high school party nearly four decades ago and the latest by Yale classmate, Deborah Ramirez, who alleged that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a dorm party.

Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations, and along with the White House labeled the attacks as “a smear, plain and simple.”

“Indeed,” Conway said on CBS’ “This Morning.” “The New York Times says they interviewed dozens of people … over the last couple of weeks trying to verify the second accusation and they couldn’t go forward with the reporting.”

“Not because they’re supportive of Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, but because they have some standards,” she added.

Conway noted that Ramirez should contact Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley if she is interested in testifying.

“I know there’s pent-up demand for women to get their day, women who have been sexually harassed and sexually assaulted. And I personally am very aggrieved for all of them,” Conway said. “But are we going to put decades of pent-up demand for women to feel whole on one man’s shoulders? What exactly is the standard for ruining one man’s life based on decades of allegations that have nothing to do with him, visiting upon other men including in the media.”

She continued to defend Kavanaugh, calling all the last-minute antics by Democrats just politics.

“I just don’t think one man’s shoulders should bear decades of the MeToo movement,” Conway said.

“This may be the first time we’ve ever heard of allegations against someone as a teenager who did not prey upon women thusly as he became powerful,” Conway argued. “The allegations against Judge Kavanaugh are all from when he’s a teenager, and then we’re supposed to believe he’s a judge of a dozen years, hiring female law clerks?”

The president has continued to stand by his Supreme Court nominee, calling the accusations against him “totally political” on Monday.

“Judge Kavanaugh is an outstanding person and I am with him all the way,” Trump said to reporters before a meeting at the United Nations in New York. “I think it could be — chance that this could be one of the single most unfair, unjust things to happen to a candidate for anything.”

“For people to come out of the woodwork from 36 years ago and 30 years ago and never mention it — all of the sudden it happens. In my opinion, it’s totally political,” he said.

Trump also questioned the motives of attorneys representing Ford and Ramirez.

“These are highly unsubstantiated statements from people represented by lawyers — you should look into the lawyers doing the representation,” the president told reporters.

Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti tweeted Sunday that he is now representing a woman with “credible” information about Kavanaugh but that the woman was not Ramirez.


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