House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) refused to condemn sexist and disparaging comments made by Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) about Kellyanne Conway at the Congressional Correspondents Dinner this past week.
On Sunday’s “State of the Union” on CNN, Jake Tapper asked the former Speaker of the House to condemn the congressman’s comments in which he said Conway “looked familiar” in the way she was sitting on the couch. “Leader Pelosi, the joke was sexist, it was disgusting. Shouldn’t the congressman apologize to Kellyanne Conway? And, honestly, where is the Democratic Party in expressing outrage about this?”
Pelosi decided to completely deflect the issue instead of flatly condemning the comments.
“I wasn’t at the dinner. I’m just finding out about this. The fact is, I’m still in sort of a state of ‘What is going on here?’ that the person who occupies the White House is a person who was on that Hollywood video, that said the crude things he says about women,” Pelosi responded. “You all are criticizing Cedric for something he said in the course of the evening — and he maybe should be criticized for that, I just don’t know the particulars. But I do, every day, marvel at the fact that somebody who said the gross and crude things that President Trump said — he wouldn’t even be allowed in a frat house, and he’s in the White House.”
Conservative women were less than impressed with Pelosi’s apathy.
Kassy Dillon, Founder of Lone Conservative, said that this is “usual” coming from the left as conservative women are often “too fair game” when it comes to sexist comments such as Richmond’s.
“Pelosi’s comments are laughable,” Dillon told Red Alert Politics. “Shifting blame to Trump to make up for Rep. Richmond’s disgusting sexual comments about Conway should cause everyone to question if Pelosi is actually a ‘feminist’ as she claims to be.”
Elizabeth Greenaway, a conservative freelance writer, noted that Pelosi’s lack of condemnation is just another instance of how liberals don’t believe in feminism for all women. They only believe it for women who fit their specific mold.
“As a conservative feminist, I don’t fit their mold because I don’t see myself as a victim,” Greenaway told Red Alert. “You can’t have it both ways — it can’t be disgusting when one party says it, but acceptable when it comes from the other side. Either comments like Rep. Cedric Richmond’s are offensive to women, or they aren’t.”
Greenaway was also disappointed to see that we’re even focusing on how Conway sat on the couch. “The real tragedy in all of this is that we’re focusing on how a woman is sitting in the Oval Office — the focus needs to be on putting policies in place that can make America an even better place.”
Watch Pelosi’s response to Rep. Cedric Richmond’s comments below: