White Home adviser Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayConway: If Booker had been Republican, they’d name him sexist for working towards so many ladies Kellyanne Conway: Cory Booker ‘seems like a Hallmark card’ Former White Home aide says he is not nervous about lawsuit over tell-all ebook MORE on Monday accused the information media of looking for “ethical equivalence” on the blackface controversy surrounding Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D).
Conway made the feedback to a reporter who requested why Trump has weighed in on Northam and never Republican Rep. Steve KingSteven (Steve) Arnold KingHouse Democrat warns ethics committee about Steve King selling white nationalism web site Tim Scott: Opposition to Trump judicial nominee unchanged regardless of conservative criticism Home Dems unveil preliminary GOP targets in 2020 MORE’s (Iowa) feedback about white supremacy.
“You all the time need ethical equivalence. You all the time need ethical equivalence on every little thing,” Conway instructed the reporter exterior the West Wing of the White Home.
She questioned the judgment of anybody who’s “not disturbed by what you see” from Northam, who has refused to step down regardless of stress from prime Democrats after a photograph of an individual wearing blackface and one other in a Ku Klux Klan gown was found on a web page bearing his identify in his medical college yearbook.
The Virginia governor apologized for the picture however later mentioned he was not one of many individuals within the picture.
“Democrat Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia simply said, ‘I imagine that I’m not both of the individuals in that picture.’ This was 24 hours after apologizing for showing within the image and after making probably the most horrible assertion on ‘tremendous’ late time period abortion. Unforgivable!” Trump tweeted on Saturday.
One month in the past, King got here underneath fireplace for telling The New York Instances: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language change into offensive?”
The Iowa congressman, who has a historical past of creating racially charged feedback, was later stripped of his committee assignments by Home Republican leaders.
White Home press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders referred to as the remarks “abhorrent” however when requested about them on Jan. 14, Trump mentioned, “I haven’t been following it.”