Conway Slams Gillibrand Attacks on White House Treatment of Women: 'I Don't Need a Lecture From Her'

February 11, 2018

Kellyanne Conway said Sunday she did not need a "lecture" from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) on treatment of women in the White House, saying Gillibrand had been among those who "protected" Bill Clinton when he was president.

After White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigned last week over domestic abuse allegations made by his two ex-wives, President Donald Trump said Porter had done a good job and noted Porter claimed he was innocent. Gillibrand and others criticized Trump for not acknowledging the on-the-record charges made by his former wives, saying it showed a pattern of not respecting women.

After ABC host George Stephanopoulos read Gillibrand's tweets on "This Week," he asked Conway if the women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct deserve due process as well.

Conway said those accusers have "had their day on your network and elsewhere for a long time."

"I don't need a lecture from Kirsten Gillibrand or anybody else who protected and defended and harbored a sitting president who had sexual relations in the Oval Office and was impeached for lying," Conway said. "I don't need a lecture from her or anybody else."

Conway also noted Gillibrand has said, in retrospect, Clinton should have resigned from the presidency over his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.

"That's a Democratic Party bereft of any ideas and any accomplishments," she said.

Conway pivoted to attacking Gillibrand for setting herself up for 2020 and tacking hard to the left.