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'That's not how #MeToo works lady': Kellyanne Conway slammed for congratulatory Kavanaugh tweet

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  • Kellyanne Conway
    Kellyanne Conway
    American strategist and pollster
  • Brett Kavanaugh
    Brett Kavanaugh
    Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

On Saturday, shortly after Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as an associate judge on the Supreme Court, Kellyanne Conway shared her congratulations on Twitter.

Accompanying a photo of the 53-year-old Kavanaugh, who was confirmed in a 50-48 Senate vote following a tense battle, with his two young daughters, Liza and Margaret Kavanaugh, Conway, a counselor to the president, wrote, “Your refusal to quit amidst the bullying, harassment, insults and lies is a great lesson to our children.” She added, “Millions of women are thrilled you are on the Court. #metoo.”

Conway’s use of #metoo, a movement re-energized after the Harvey Weinstein allegations emerged in October 2017 that saw people sharing their sexual assault stories on social media, was widely criticized.

Many also called her “millions of women” claim overblown.

Last Sunday, on CNN’s State of the Union, Conway told Jake Tapper that she is a victim of sexual assault herself.

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