Kellyanne Conway attacks Joe Biden and Adam Schiff on "Fox News Sunday"

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway attacked "Creepy Uncle Joe" Biden and Adam Schiff in appearance on "Fox News Sunday"

By Matthew Rozsa

Staff Writer

Published March 31, 2019 2:00PM (EDT)

Kellyanne Conway (Alex Wong/Getty)
Kellyanne Conway (Alex Wong/Getty)

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway took shots at "Uncle Creepy Joe" Biden and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday."

"They used the taxpayer dollars and people’s anxiety, got into their lives. By the way, Adam Schiff is completely compromised. You want to find one person who is compromised? He’s the head of the House Intelligence Committee, and he spent more time on TV than at that committee over the last however many years," Conway told anchor Chris Wallace, according to Fox News. Schiff has long been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and has pushed for a thorough investigation into allegations that the president had an improper relationship with Russia.

Trump himself has taken swipes at Schiff in the aftermath of the Robert Mueller report being released, declaring at a recent rally that Schiff is "not a long-ball hitter" and describing him as "little pencil-neck Adam Schiff, who has the smallest, thinnest neck I've ever seen."

Schiff has responded to those criticisms by saying, "You may think it’s okay how Trump and his associates interacted with Russians during the campaign. I don’t. I think it’s immoral. I think it’s unethical. I think it’s unpatriotic. And yes, I think it’s corrupt."

Conway also attacked Biden, who was recently accused of improper physical contact by a former Nevada state legislator and has had other public appearances in which he seemed to behave inappropriately.

"First of all, this woman Lucy is very bold to come forward and I'd remind the audience that she shares Joe Biden's political party," Conway told Wallace. "He was there to help the Democratic Party of Nevada and her candidacy, so it's quite bold for her to go up against the highest levels of her own political party. But all of these post-MeToo allegations and insinuations really don't comport with Joe Biden's conduct over the years."

She added, "If anybody just types in 'Creepy Uncle Joe Videos' you come up with a treasure trove, far more evidentiary information and videos than we saw when Brett Kavanaugh's nomination was trying to be derailed and him as an individual and his family being destroyed by folks who had no evidence of what had allegedly 34 years earlier. And I think Joe Biden has a big problem here because he calls it affection and handshakes, his party calls it completely inappropriate."

Conservative commentator Bill Kristol took issue with Conway's comments about Biden, tweeting that "@KellyannePolls says 'his party' may have a 'big problem' with Biden's conduct. But what does it say about our party that it has no problem with 'I did try and f__ her. She was married...I just start kissing them. I don’t even wait...Grab ’em by the p__y. You can do anything.'"

By Matthew Rozsa

Matthew Rozsa is a staff writer at Salon. He received a Master's Degree in History from Rutgers-Newark in 2012 and was awarded a science journalism fellowship from the Metcalf Institute in 2022.

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