Conway: Kavanaugh shouldn’t have to ‘bear decades of the “Me Too” movement’

Greg Nash

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday pushed back against the latest allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, suggesting the accusations are “starting to feel like a vast left-wing conspiracy.”

Conway expressed sympathy for Kavanaugh as he faces claims from two women who allege that he sexually assaulted them and exposed himself to them during high school and college parties, respectively.

“I just don’t think one man’s shoulders should bear decades of the “Me Too” movement,” Conway said in an appearance on “CBS This Morning.”

{mosads}“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 said, making the argument that she thinks it is odd Kavanaugh has not been accused of any misconduct through his legal career.

“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?” Conway added.

The White House has stood by Kavanaugh as he faces a new allegation from Deborah Ramirez, a former college classmate of who has accused him of exposing himself and thrusting his genitals in her face during a party.

Ramirez, who acknowledged she was inebriated and had gaps in her memory of the incident, told the magazine that she believes the FBI should investigate the claim.

Conway said Ramirez can testify if she’d like to and should contact Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) if she’s interested.

Ramirez’s allegation comes after Christine Blasey Ford alleged that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and groped her during a high school party in the 1980s.

Kavanaugh has adamantly denied both of the allegations.

Ford and Kavanaugh are scheduled to testify before the Judiciary Committee on Thursday, but Democrats have called for the hearing to be postponed in light of the new allegations.

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