In a CNN interview released on Friday, President Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway revealed details of an assault on her while she and her teenage daughter dined at a Mexican restaurant.
The incident took place in D.C. shortly after the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, according to The Hill.
“I was standing next to my daughter and many of her friends at dinner...and somebody was grabbing me from behind, grabbed my arms, and was shaking me to the point where I felt maybe somebody was hugging me," Conway told CNN’s chief political correspondent Dana Bash as she held her arms behind her back to illustrate what happened.
At first Conway thought it was one of the parents of the teens hugging her, but she turned around because it felt too aggressive to be friendly.
“I turned around and the woman had grabbed my hands,” she continued.
“She was just unhinged. She was out of control.”
“Her whole face was terror and anger...she was right here” Conway explained, placing her hand just an inch from her own face. “And my daughter was right there.”
“And she ought to pay for that, because she has no right to touch anybody.”
“She put her hands on me,” the Trump advisor continued. “I said, ‘Get your hands off me!’ She put her hands on me and was shaking me and was doing it from the front with my daughter right there, who then videotaped her.”
Conway said the woman refused to leave the restaurant until she followed them outside. She was screaming “shame on you” and shouting other political comments at her for eight to 10 minutes. Conway called 911, but the woman, later identified as Mary Elizabeth Inabinett, left before they arrived.
With the help of the video footage, police caught up with Inabinett later and charged with her with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Her lawyer says she will plead not guilty in an upcoming court appearance and claims Conway gave a false account.
And then, Bash had the gall to suggest that Trump’s “incendiary rhetoric” and his calling “the press the enemy of the people” was to blame for the “toxic atmosphere” that may have led Inabinett to allegedly assault Conway.
Conway shot back, saying the only person responsible for Inabinett’s conduct is Inabinett.
The Hill noted that senior White House advisor Stephen Miller and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen were also confronted in a Mexican restaurant in the recent past by a group of angry liberal protesters who screamed at them, disrupting the entire eatery. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she was also shouted out of a restaurant, this time by the owner herself.