Conservative political analyst and commentator Mona Charen was booed at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday after she called out President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out ‘subversion’ at VA MORE and conservatives over sexual harassment allegations.
Charen was on a panel discussing feminism when she called out hypocrisy in the GOP for its support of Trump despite multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault against him.
“I am disappointed in people on our side for being hypocrites about sexual harassers and abusers of women who are in our party, who are sitting in the White House, who brag about their extramarital affairs, who brag about mistreating women,” Charen said, without mentioning the president’s name.
“And because he happens to have an ‘R’ after his name, we look the other way, we don’t complain,” she added.
At least 16 women have accused the president of inappropriate behavior ranging from sexual harassment to sexual assault over the years. Those accusations have gained new attention in the “#MeToo” movement aimed at exposing sexual misconduct.
Charen, the author of “Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense,” also took aim at the GOP’s endorsement of Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreAmerican women will decide who wins and loses in 2018 elections Trump endorses Romney in Utah Senate race Juan Williams: Evangelicals sell their souls for Trump MORE, who ran and lost for Senate in Alabama and was plagued by multiple allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls.
Whoa, Mona Charen just called out President Trump on his alleged sexual misconduct from the CPAC floor. By far the strongest criticism of the President I’ve heard here.
— Alexander Nazaryan (@alexnazaryan) February 24, 2018
Mona Charen critiques Republican party for excusing Roy Moore and Donald Trump on harassment allegations: “I’m disappointed in people on our side for being hypocrites about sexual harassers and abusers of women who are in our party, who are sitting in the White House.”
— Max Tani (@maxwelltani) February 24, 2018
There were also some boos when Mona Charen earlier criticized those who say they stand for women while simultaneously supporting candidates like Roy Moore.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) February 24, 2018
Trump himself spoke at CPAC on Friday for the second year in a row, giving a lengthy address to conservative attendees that touched on multiple administration priorities.
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