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Published On: Sun, Mar 5th, 2017

Cedric Richmond insults Kellyanne Conway with sexist attack, Nancy Pelosi refuses to criticize him

The Washington Press Club Foundation held their Annual Congressional Dinner Wednesday night, where media members and lawmakers join together for a night of comedic speeches and light-hearted fun. Independent Journal Review’s Benny Johnson noted that is a derogatory remark about White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway and the “controversy” surrounding the picture of her on the Oval Office couch crouching on her knees that summarized the night.

Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) took a sexually explicit shot at Conway during his speech at the event,

But according to Independent Journal Review’s Benny Johnson, who was in attendance, one Democratic lawmaker took it too far when he made a derogatory remark about White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway and the “controversy” surrounding the picture of her on the Oval Office couch crouching on her knees.

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Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) took a sexually explicit shot at Conway during his speech at the event when he said to Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), “What was going on there. … I won’t tell anybody. And you can just explain to me that circumstance, because she really looked kind of familiar in that position.”

“Don’t answer, and I don’t want you to refer back to the ’90s,” Richmond added.

The “on your knees” reference was clear, but Nancy Pelosi wouldn’t condemn the remarks Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Pelosi completely dodged the topic and tried to turn the discussion on Trump.

“Shouldn’t the congressman apologize to Kellyanne Conway, and honestly where is the Democratic Party in expressing outrage over this?” host Jake Tapper pressed.

“Well, I wasn’t at the dinner. I’m just finding out about this. But 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 said about women,” Pelosi said.

“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,” she added. “But I do everyday marvel at the fact that somebody who said the gross and crude things that President Trump said — wouldn’t even be allowed in a frat house — and he’s in the White House.”

Tapper appeared almost stunned by Pelosi’s comments, but he tried again. He went on to clarify his line of questioning to ask if the Democrats’ “moral authority” is being undermined because they don’t criticize Democrats who make sexually crude comments toward women — only Republicans.

“Well, I think everybody was making crude comments,” Pelosi replied. “I—I just don’t know…I wasn’t at the dinner.”

Chelsea Clinton publicly denounced the comments last week as “despicable.”

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