Hollywood mega-producer Harvey Weinstein’s week has gone from bad to worse, as allegations of sexual misconduct have led to more revelations, allegations of rape and his dismissal from his company.
The Democratic donor’s relationship to twice-failed presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton did not go unnoticed, as many wondered why the self-professed women’s advocate failed to speak up about the odious crimes for five days.
White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway made blistering remarks about the delay from Clinton, calling her a “hypocrite” and noting her lack of support for the victims of sexual abuse in a Wednesday interview with Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”
“She needs to not be a hypocrite about women’s empowerment and what it means to be pro-woman,” Conway said. “She is on a book tour talking about herself and a campaign she lost—not talking about women’s empowerment, she’s not trying to help victims of sexual assault.”
Clinton finally released a statement Tuesday, in which she professed shock over the allegations, saying, “The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated.”
Conway wasted no time reacting to Clinton’s statement. On Twitter, the feisty blond administration official castigated Clinton for being quick to denounce the NRA but taking “five days to sorta-kinda blame” Weinstein for the numerous allegations against him.
Her tweet read: “It took Hillary abt 5 minutes to blame NRA for madman’s rampage, but 5 days to sorta-kinda blame Harvey Weinstein 4 his sexually assaults.”
It took Hillary abt 5 minutes to blame NRA for madman’s rampage, but 5 days to sorta-kinda blame Harvey Weinstein 4 his sexually assaults.
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) October 10, 2017
Speaking to FOX on Wednesday, Conway doubled-down and further explained her thoughts.
“I felt like a woman who ran to be commander-in-chief and president of the United States, who talks about women’s empowerment, took an awfully long time to give support to these women who were coming forward and has still, as far as we know, kept the money—kept the dirty money that dirty Harvey has given her in her campaign,” Conway said.
“She can call me in the White House today,” Conway continued, “she knows the number, she was the first lady for eight years, and work in a bipartisan fashion on sexual assault. I welcome that. We don’t hear that from her.”
According to reports, Weinstein gave or helped raise more than $100,000 for Barack Obama and the Clintons. In total, Weinstein has donated or helped raise $1.5 million for Democratic candidates, according to OpenSecrets.org, the nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics’ website.
In the video below, Conway’s remarks about Clinton begin at the 33:44-minute mark.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 11, 2017
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