Kellyanne Conway was the victim of a thrashing by the left after she was photographed kneeling on a couch in the Oval Office this week, and now she’s attacking back.
Democrat Cedric Richmond, the congressman for the 2nd District of Louisiana, reportedly made a comment at a dinner saying, “She really looked kind of familiar in that position there.” The left laughed along.
Conway tweeted today amidst a huge show of support from women, that she was outraged at the “sexist and unfunny” comment. ‘So called sisterhood alarmingly silent. Cedric Richmond’s sexist, unfunny joke,’ she said. Many are now calling for Richmond’s resignation.
‘Last night was a night of levity. Where I grew up saying that someone is looking or acting ‘familiar’ simply means that they are behaving too comfortably,’ said Richmond in response. He was trying to clarify that he didn’t mean to make a sexist joke, well after the backlash.
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He attempted to explain away the comment, telling The Daily Caller he merely meant she looked as though she was making herself comfortable in the room.
‘Since some people have interpreted my joke to mean something that it didn’t I think it is important to clarify what I meant.
‘Last night was a night of levity. Where I grew up saying that someone is looking or acting ‘familiar’ simply means that they are behaving too comfortably,’ he said.
His attempt fueled even more outcry.
Ronna Romney McDaniel, the newly instated Republican National Committee Chair, said it was ‘disgusting’.
‘You may think this is funny, but it’s not. It’s disgusting & offensive. A snarky joke for you is just a reminder of the demeaning comments women hear every single day.
‘And trust me, it happens to all women Don’t “clarify,” – apologize. I’d suggest using Women’s History Month to lift us up instead of knocking us down,’ she fumed in a quick succession of tweets.
Conway was lampooned for perching on her knees on the Oval Office couch while wearing heels last week to take a photograph of the president as he gathered around the Truman desk with the leaders of historically black universities and colleges.
She swiftly apologized for the faux-pas, insisting she’d meant ‘no disrespect’ and was merely trying to capture the moment in a photograph but was squeezed on the sofa because the room was so crowded with media and guests.
‘I was asked to take a certain angle and was doing exactly that. I certainly meant no disrespect, I didn’t mean to have my feet on the couch. ‘
The incident also set-off a gaggle of internet memes mocking Conway for the unorthodox stance.