Kellyanne Conway has fired back at the Democratic Representative Cedric Richmond who recently said that she looked really familiar on her knees. Richmond made the absurd sexist comments at a Washington Press Club Foundation dinner that took place on Wednesday evening, this came after a photo of Conway kneeling on the White House sofa to take a photo of the president and the presidents of historically black colleges was circulating online.
Richmond responded to a joke made by Senator Tim Scott saying that he even mentioned Kellyanne and that picture on that sofa, adding that he really wanted to know what was going on there since she really looked kind of familiar in that position.
The outrageous comments drew outrage from members of the Republican Party as the Democrats remained silent.
The GOP Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel tweeted that the snarky joke directed towards Kellyanne was just a reminder of the demeaning comments that women hear every single day, adding that Women’s History Month should be used to lift women up instead of knocking them down.
Richmond chose not to apologize, instead, he sought to make a clarification on what his sexist remark meant. He told the Washington Post that where he comes from when one says that someone is looking or acting familiar, it simply means that they are behaving too comfortably.
Peter Hassan of the Daily Caller asked Kellyanne if she believed that there would be more media outrage is she was a liberal, Conway responded saying yes, adding that it’s not just if she was a liberal woman, but if she was a pro-abortion one. Conway also pointed out that Richmond he did not apologize.
Conway shot back against the claims that her position was disrespectful. She said that she helped usher in the 60 plus HBCU Presidents after speaking with them in The Roosevelt room, adding that she was taking pics and texting the pics to the college presidents. Conway also said that many of the Presidents have defended her on radio and social media.