A conservative political analyst and commentator was jeered by the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday for criticizing President Donald Trump and conservatives over their handling of sexual harassment allegations,The Hill reported.
When were the comments made?
Mona Charen was participating in a panel on feminism when she made the comments. She accused Republicans of hypocrisy and criticized them for continuing to support Trump in spite of the allegations.
“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. “And because he happens to have an ‘R’ after his name, we look the other way, we don’t complain.”
At least 16 women have accused Trump of inappropriate behavior. Critics have repeatedly brought up the accusations, which have also caught steam because of the “#MeToo” movement to expose sexual misconduct.
Charen didn’t mention Trump by name, The Hill reported.
What did she say about Roy Moore?
She continued, criticizing Republican’s endorsement of Roy Moore, who ran and lost for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama. Moore faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls that allegedly happened years ago.
“He was a credibly-accused child molester,” she alleged.
“You cannot claim that you stand for women and put up with that,” Charen added, drawing loud booing and jeering from the audience.
Charen is the author of “Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense.”
Reporters said on Twitter that Charen was escorted out by security for her protection when the panel concluded.
Mona Charen, who stunned #CPAC by rebuking conservatives for excusing the behavior of Donald Trump and Roy Moore, was just escorted outside by 3 security guards after her speech. More in @POLITICOMag story later.
— Tim Alberta (@TimAlberta) February 24, 2018
A video of Charen’s comments was also posted on Twitter.