Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway said the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should not be conflated with the growing "Me Too" movement, pointing out that nobody else has accused the federal judge of acting improperly.
"Let's not conflate the larger Me Too movement with whatever did or did not happen in the summer of 1982, 36 years ago, that was not spoken about for the first time ever until 30 years later," Conway told CNN "New Day" co-host Alisyn Camerota.
Conway added that she commends many of the women who have come forward in the past, but with the MeToo cases, one woman coming forward led to others.
"I know it is not for lack of trying that people are trying to prove the same here, and have not," said Conway.
She also called a list of conditions Christine Blasey Ford has listed for her testimony as a "laundry list," and she thinks that if those are agreed to, that will hurt Ford's case rather than help it.
"They sound like demands," said Conway. "It is unusual for a person making an allegation to go first. If you are the plaintiff or complainant in a criminal proceeding, you go first and lay out your allegations and the person being accused responds."
Ford's attorney also has said her client has been receiving death threats, and fears for her family's safety and Conway insisted that it is important that Ford be safe.
"I know firsthand what it's like to be on the receiving end of death threats and threats to your safety and your family's safety," she said.
The "most pure thing" would be for Ford and Kavanaugh to both tell their stories under oath, said Conway.
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