White House Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway said this week that when she shared her #MeToo story, "nobody cared."
Conway was on the defensive at the POLITICO Women's Summit saying that her story was ignored because she was a Republican running Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
Conway said he shared his time on MSNBC in October 2016.
"I would like to talk to some of the members of Congress about there … When I was younger and prettier, they rubbed against the girls, stuck their tongues down their throats, they were not invited, they did not like it, "he said on MSNBC last year.
Conway reiterated her story on Tuesday during an argument with Anna Palmer of POLITICO, but said she was ignored by who she was working for.
"If we are going to have an honest conversation, you can not choose and choose according to someone's policy," Conway told POLITICO.
Conway shared his 2016 story in defense of then presidential candidate Trump when he appeared on MSNBC on October 9 to discuss the Hollywood conversation about microphone access. In the tape released on October 5, 2016, Trump can be heard telling Billy Bush that fame allows him to get away with catching women "by the pussy".
Conway continued to defend Trump even when 16 women accused [a the president of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct during his campaign. The White House continues to deny these claims.
Member of the Trump administration, Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao, told the crowd at the Women's Summit on the Rule that she also had a #MeToo moment, but "you have to let it go". Because otherwise it's too corrosive, it's too negative and it causes you a double injury because it holds you back. "
" Things change, times change and it's not worth going back to those negative moments, "Chao said. .
The #MeToo hashtag that recognizes victims of sexual harassment arose from accusations of harassment against the now disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. On Wednesday morning, TIME called the "silence switches" , like Tarana Burke and Rose McGowan, of the #MeToo movement as their Person of the year.