While speaking outside the White House, counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared to suggest that the media has been “sexist” towards Vice President Mike Pence for not reporting on his wardrobe.
Conway was reacting to the news that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) had been selected as Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running mate.
Conway tried to make it seem as if it wasn’t a big deal that Harris made history by being the first Black woman to be selected as a vice presidential nominee on a major party ticket.
“We can’t say certain words or certain words mean a certain thing,” Conway opined. “And I’d be careful about that, not just because all of those words are said by all of you about people like me but also because I guess we don’t treat all women the same, especially women who were the first and made history. But that’s alright. I’ll have my say one day.”
Conway went on to note that she was “the first woman to run a Republican presidential campaign and the first woman ever to successfully manage a presidential campaign.”
Conway then attacked the media for not giving Pence the same coverage as Harris.
“People excited about what jacket she’s going to buy,” Conway said of the Harris’ coverage. “And just giggling, some girl time in a dressing room.”
“You have The New York Times do a big spread, I mean, a wall-to-wall picture of Kamala Harris as opposed to Mike Pence,” she continued. “So I really hope we’re going to see fair coverage because America deserves that.”
“Instead of saying, ‘You look nice in this jacket,’ and by the way, how sexist,” Conway said, “I guess the best question for Kamala Harris is, do you support defunding the police? Joe Biden has said he doesn’t.”
You can see her full remarks in the video below: