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Rep. Cedric Richmond Apologizes For Crude Statements Made To Kellyanne Conway

The lawmaker referenced the photo of Conway with her knees on the couch of the Oval Office. 


Rep. Cedric Richmond crossed the line with Kellyanne Conway.

The Congressman made a joke about the counselor to the president, referring to the controversial photo that came out last week when a group of HBCU presidents visited the White House. In the photo that had everyone talking, Conway was seated casually in the Oval Office couch with her knees bent and shoes on.

According to The Daily Beast, speaking at the Washington Press Club Foundation dinner, the Louisiana Democrat said Conway “looked kind of familiar in that position there” in reference to the picture. 

“After a discussion with people I know and trust, I understand the way my remarks have been received by many,” Richmond said in a statement. “I have consistently been a champion for women and women’s issues, and because of that, the last thing I would want to ever do is utter words that would hurt or demean them.”

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I apologize to Kellyanne Conway and everyone who has found my comments offensive.”

In a twist of fate, Conway responded by thanking Chelsea Clinton for saying she deserves the apology. “Thank you, @ChelseaClinton,” the 50-year-old said. “As strong women, as moms to Charlottes… appreciate you speaking out on this.”

Surprisingly, there’s been no word from President Donald Trump on the incident. 

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