During Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski called out White House adviser Kellyanne Conway for trying to have it both ways on Christine Blasey Ford.
Conway revealed that she, too, had been a victim of sexual assault after Ford came forward with her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, but the “Morning Joe” co-host said that admission shouldn’t let her get away with defending personal attacks against the accuser.
“I was really struck by Kellyanne Conway saying that (Ford)’s been treated like a Fabergé egg,” Brzezinski said. “That’s interesting.”
“I find that fascinating,” she continued, “actually, because Kellyanne Conway went on a Sunday show and, in the middle of making her point, she announced she’s a victim of sexual assault. Really? Oh, my gosh — okay.”
Brzezinski then challenged Conway to show the same courage as Ford’s and reveal the details of her attack to see if she would be treated like a Fabergé egg.
“So tell us your story,” she said. “Who is your attacker? Who broke the law? Who hurt you? You seemed really uncomfortable when you let that slip out. Your voice got small, your voice cracked, you had to clear your throat.”
“You were really uncomfortable just saying, ‘I am a victim of sexual assault,’” she continued. “And you know what? I say that as a victim of sexual assault myself. So I want to ask why can’t you be the egg, Kellyanne Conway, the faberge egg and tell your story?”
She also called out Conway as a hypocrite for claiming victim status to attack other victims.
“You say women should be heard,” Brzezinski said. “You talk out of both sides of your mouth. You say women should be heard, their stories are credible and compelling — let’s hear yours. It’s very convenient to drop that. I want to know your story, I want to know what happened. You should have justice, shouldn’t you?”
Host Joe Scarborough tried to cut in, but Brzezinski held him off.
“Hold on, I’m not done,” she said.
“Know your value. You can’t just throw that out as a political dagger to protect this reprehensible predator of a president, and make an announcement that you’re the victim of sexual assault which, therefore, for some reason makes everybody not ask you about it?”
“If women are being treated like Fabergé eggs when they announce their stories, then you go ahead and tell yours and see how easy it is, okay?” Brzezinski continued. “That was as low as it gets.”
Brzezinski said Conway should resign in shame if she was unwilling to back up her own claims of sexual assault.
“You have such great, tight, little points that you want to throw out there,” Brzezinski said. “This one is not going to fly. You can’t use being a victim of sexual assault, throw it out there, and then literally dirty, sully the name of someone who has stepped in front of the cameras before the United States of America and told her story.”
Watch the video below, via MSNBC.