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Chelsea Clinton: Dem Congressman's Conway Joke 'Despicable'

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By    |   Friday, 03 Mar 2017 04:39 PM

Chelsea Clinton derided Rep. Cedric Richmond's joke about White House counsel Kellyanne Conway, which many considered a crude sexual reference, as "despicable."

Conway was photographed recently sitting on her knees on a couch in the Oval Office. While at the Washington Press Club Foundation's annual congressional dinner, Richmond, D-La., said Conway "really looked kind of familiar in that position there," and added "I don't want you to refer back to the 90's."

A few minutes earlier, Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina had joked, "Has anyone seen the controversy around Kellyanne Conway and the couch in the Oval Office? Come on, people. You remember the '90s. That couch has had a whole lot of worse things. Come on now," in a reference to former President Bill Clinton's sex scandal.

When asked after by Independent Journal Review if he'd meant to make a lewd joke, Richmond said "I just said she looked comfortable in that position. I can't let Tim get away with making a Clinton joke without making one of my own."

Chelsea Clinton reacted to the event on Twitter, slamming Richmond and calling on him to apologize to Conway.

In a statement to The Washington Post on Thursday, Richmond denied that the joke was of a sexual nature.

"Since some people have interpreted my joke to mean something that it didn't I think it is important to clarify what I meant," he said. "Last night was night of levity. Where I grew up saying that someone is looking or acting ‘familiar' simply means that they are behaving too comfortably.

"I decided to use that joke due to the large social media backlash over her inappropriate posture considering there were more than 60 HBCU Presidents in the room."

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Chelsea Clinton derided Rep. Cedric Richmond's joke about White House counsel Kellyanne Conway, which many considered a crude sexual reference, as "despicable."
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