Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said Friday the women who are victims of sexual assault should direct their anger toward the people who attacked them, not senators on Capitol Hill who are gearing up for a final vote on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
During an appearance on "Fox and Friends," Conway talked about Kavanaugh's nomination process that's been clouded by uncorroborated allegations of sexual misconduct and heavy drinking when he was in high school and college.
"I've said 'God bless them' for coming forward, but they need to feel that anger toward their individual perpetrators, not toward senators who are unconnected completely from the awful things that have happened to them in the past," Conway said.
Conway was alluding to the protesters who have confronted senators in the halls of the U.S. Capitol and Senate office buildings in an effort to persuade them to vote against Kavanaugh. The most notable of these interactions occurred with Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who was screamed at by two women as he got onto an elevator before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Sept. 28 vote to advance Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate.
Flake, who said earlier he would vote in favor of Kavanaugh, eventually did so in the committee, but said he would only support Kavanaugh if the FBI took another look at his background in the wake of the allegations.
The Senate voted Friday morning to advance Kavanaugh's nomination to a final vote, which is scheduled to occur at some point Saturday afternoon.
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