White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday responded to questions about President Donald Trump's attacks on four congresswomen of color by asking a reporter about his heritage. Her message to Mr. Conway?
Feinberg insisted that Conway's question was not relevant to her addressing Trump's racism, but Conway deflected, ultimately refusing to answer his question.
Added Conway, "These four women are distinctive for one important reason I want America to know: They're the only four Democrats to vote against any form of humanitarian aid at the border when that vote was taken two weeks ago". "My ancestors are from Ireland and Italy", Conway said. Go back and read the exchange: It feels as though Conway is asking for proof of some sort of lineage before she is willing to answer the question from Feinberg. "And to have a full conversation..."
"Why is that relevant?' the reporter quipped before Conway said 'because I'm asking a question".
CONWAY: He's exhausted. A lot of us are sick and exhausted in this country of America coming last. "Sick and exhausted of Customs and Border Control Protection people I was with - who are overwhelmingly Hispanic, by the way - Sick and exhausted of them being criticised".
CNN Editor-at-large Chris Cillizza also put it perfectly: "That Conway actually uttered the words "what's your ethnicity" to a reporter - and refused to drop her line of inquiry -- amid an ongoing racial firestorm sparked by Trump's own willingness to tell non-white members of Congress to go back where you came from is stunning, even coming, as it did, from an administration that has repeatedly shown there simply is no bottom".
"Democrats continue to overreach and politicize the Office of Special Counsel - this time by trying to silence Kellyanne Conway with ill-founded, phony allegations about the Hatch Act", Grisham said. I know how much he has helped people of color.
Conway is not the first Trump administration official to defy a congressional subpoena. Three of the four women were born in the USA and all are American citizens. "I'm not going to run around pointing out everybody's disagreements with the people in their lives", she said. What the president is doing is we are exhausted, sick and exhausted of many people in this country forget these four.
Since asking the reporter, "What's your ethnicity?".
It does exist and I would love to see you forced in there, see how you like being thrown in a little cage, although I'm sure they would give you a toothbrush and a soap and food if you needed it, but I'm willing to bet you it also crack in about five seconds under that kind of pressure.
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 9, 2019.
The White House asserted immunity for Conway, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement Monday that accused House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) of harassing the president. The Committee clearly knows that under long-standing, bipartisan precedent founded in the Constitution, a President's senior advisers can not be compelled to appear before Congress.