During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was asked about sexist remarks made by Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA). Pelosi would not denounce the comments.
Richmond made the sexist joke about senior adviser to President Trump, Kellyanne Conway, at the Washington Press Club Foundation’s annual awards on Wednesday.
CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Pelosi if Richmond should apologize, and asked where the Democratic Party is in expressing outrage about this.
“I wasn’t at the dinner. I’m just finding out about this,” Pelosi responded.
Pelosi went on to dodge the question instead, electing to attack President Trump for past statements directed toward women.
“You all are criticizing Cedric for something he said in the course of the evening, and he may be should be criticized for that. I don’t know the particulars,” Pelosi went on to say.
Tapper was clearly unsatisfied with Pelosi’s answer, and followed up by asking whether the Democrats’ moral authority is undermined because they will not condemn one of their own members.
“I think everybody was making crude comments,” Pelosi responded.
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