Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said she was assaulted at a restaurant soon after a controversial Senate hearing for then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
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The Washington Examiner reports,
In an upcoming interview with CNN, Conway said 63-year-old Maryland resident Mary Elizabeth Inabinett walked up behind her while she was standing next to her middle school-aged daughter and grabbed her and shook her.
“Somebody was grabbing me from behind, grabbing my arms, and was shaking me to the point where I felt maybe somebody was hugging me,” Conway said. “She was out of control. I don’t even know how to explain her to you. She was just, her whole face was terror and anger. She was right here, and my daughter was right there. She ought to pay for that.”
Conway said her daughter filmed part of the exchange. Conway called the police to Uncle Julio’s, the restaurant in the D.C. suburb of Bethesda, Md., where the incident occurred.
Inabinett has been charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct. She is set to appear at trial in a Maryland court in March.
“I was assaulted in a restaurant and that person has to go to court soon,” Conway said in an interview that will air as part of CNN’s series “Badass Women of Washington.”
Conway said she did not make the incident public, especially immediately, because she was at the restaurant with other people’s children.
“There were other people’s kids there, which is why I didn’t want to talk about it publicly,” Conway said. “I don’t want it to become a thing, I just want it to become a teachable moment for everyone.”