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.”
Congratulations to Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh, and to his family.
Your refusal to quit amidst the bullying, harassment, insults and lies is a great lesson to our children.
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) October 6, 2018
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.
— Payman Tehrani (@PaymanTehrani) October 7, 2018
Ironic that you used the metoo hashtag… Are you hinting that he is really guilty of those sexual assault allegations??
— Josh (@joshm3825) October 7, 2018
— Kuiper Bellieve Women (@KuiperBelle) October 7, 2018
Yo Kell — the hashtag, you’re doing it wrong
— K David Currie (@kdavidcurrie) October 6, 2018
Co-opting that hashtag is a new low.
— Mary Connell (@voxconnell) October 7, 2018
If you can’t use the #metoo hashtag right, don’t use it at all. The #metoo movement is for those who choose to speak up about their trauma about sexual harassment, not to congratulate someone who was accused.
— Sara (@_mermaidsara_) October 7, 2018
Please take this tweet down.
1. Leave the kids out of this.
2. Your use of that hashtag in relation to that man is disgusting.
— Pea Dubs (@BoldHelvetica) October 7, 2018
I know you realize how insulting it is for you to use #metoo in a picture with a predator. It's very disrespectful to the multiple brave women who came forward. in fact I believe you are weaponizing it to hurt other women which is a bitch move. #ByeFelicia
— Heather Small (@bigsmallfamily) October 7, 2018
Many also called her “millions of women” claim overblown.
I have many friend Repubs and Dems… not one is happy. Either angry at sexual assault or his temperment. So many more qualified candidates without baggage.
— AJ (@AJ78996154) October 7, 2018
Millions of women will make sure he resigns or is impeached. WE ARE NOT HAPPY!!!
— Deep State Diva 13 (@Aidansmom062306) October 6, 2018
Who are you kidding? I don't know even one woman who is happy about this.
— Shirley Rogers 💙 (@srogers844) October 6, 2018
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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