Hillary Clinton spoke out against the scandal-plagued Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein Tuesday, five long days after The New York Times reported his history of sexual assault settlements. Clinton has a history of fundraising with Weinstein, which made her public condemnation all the more significant.
When it finally came, it was released through one of her spokesmen.
White House Counsel Kellyanne Conway is apparently not buying Clinton's delayed remarks, placing it in the context of her reaction to last weekend's Las Vegas massacre.
It took Hillary abt 5 minutes to blame NRA for madman's rampage, but 5 days to sorta-kinda blame Harvey Weinstein 4 his sexually assaults.— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) October 10, 2017
Conway also shared an Axios piece in which the editors report that Weinstein's behavior was apparent throughout Miramax and the Weinstein Company, from which the film executive was recently fired.
"The deeper they dig, the worse this gets," Conway tweeted after reading the story.
Clinton's communications director Nick Merrill, who posted her reaction to the Weinstein scandal, quickly responded to Conway - in all caps.
I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW YOU GO TO SLEEP IN THE EVENING TIME. https://t.co/1IQu1it8Eh— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) October 10, 2017
Conway is not the only one frustrated with Clinton's delayed statement, however. Her own former staffers are acknowledging their disappointment.
Also worth noting, Clinton did not mention in her statement whether or not she would return Weinstein's campaign contributions.