Been feeling a little irony-deficient lately? Allow Kellyanne Conway to fix that for you.
Donald Trump counselor Conway caught viewers’ attention Sunday while appearing on ABC’s “This Week” to discuss, among other things, the sexual misconduct accusations surrounding Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore.
While Conway neglected to say whether she felt Moore was guilty of the misconduct, she did condemn the actions that have been attributed to Moore by his accusers, allowing that it should disqualify one from public office.
“This conduct should be disqualifying; I look around and I say, ‘Is this the best we can do?'” Conway said during the interview.
“The conduct as described is not just offensive and disgusting, it disqualifies anyone who’s done it from holding public office,” Conway continued. “So let me go a little step farther … If there’s anyone currently in public office who has behaved that way to any girl or woman, maybe they should step aside. Because in a country of 330 million people, we ought to be able to do better than this.”
Of course, this utterance was coming from someone who works for a man who in 2005 was caught on a hot microphone discussing his approach to women, telling then-“Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush, “I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything … Grab ‘em by the p-ssy.”
Twitter didn’t even wait to pounce on Conway’s words.
“Kellyanne Conway calls for Trump to resign,” wrote one Twitter wag.
“Irony is dead: Kellyanne Conway says anyone in office who committed sexual assault should resign,” weighed in another.
“Ok @KellyannePolls just heard you on ABC this am say anyone who sexually assaults children & women should not be in office,” read another Twitter response. “Trump admitted he sexually assaulted women, confirming what ppl have said. Why is he in office?”
Maybe that’s a question Conway can answer during her next appearance on “This Week.”
In the meantime, read on for more responses.
Kellyanne Conway calls for Trump to resign https://t.co/VDclAhpaR0
– Josh Shepperd (@joshshepperd) November 12, 2017
– Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) November 12, 2017
– W Smith Ω (@WesSmith123) November 9, 2017
Kellyanne Conway on Roy Moore allegations: “The conduct as described should disqualify anyone from serving in office — The President and others in the Republican Party have made clear that if allegations are true, this man should step aside, but I’ve gone farther than that.”
– Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 12, 2017
– Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) November 12, 2017
Ok @KellyannePolls just heard you on ABC this am say anyone who sexually assaults children & women should not be in office. Trump admitted he sexually assaulted women, confirming what ppl have said. Why is he in office?
– flybry55 (@flybry55) November 12, 2017