Congressman Cedric Richmond, of Louisiana, made a lewd joke about Kellyanne Conway referencing the photo of her kneeling on a couch in the Oval Office during a meeting between President Trump and the leaders of historically black universities and colleges. He said that she looked ‘familiar’ when she was ‘on her knees.’ Conway told the Daily Caller that she believed the joke was sexist and said she wondered if there would be more media outrage over the comment if she were a liberal woman. Richmond then responded to her affront by claiming that ‘looking familiar’ was just a turn of phrase and that he meant she looked comfortable on that couch.
From Daily Caller:
Asked over text if she thought there would be more media outrage about the comment if she were a liberal woman, Conway told The Daily Caller, “Yes.” She added: “And it is not just if I were a liberal woman, but if I were a pro-abortion one.”
“I really just want to know what was going on there, because, you know, I won’t tell anybody. And you can just explain to me that circumstance, because she really looked kind of familiar in that position there. But, don’t answer, and I don’t want you to refer back to the 1990s,” Democratic Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond said at a Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner on Wednesday.
“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,” Richmond told TheDC in a statement.