The bombshell reveal came while they were discussing the Brett Kavanaugh hearings and the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. "I feel very empathetic, frankly, for victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment and rape," Conway said.
Then, after a brief pause, she added ""I'm a victim of sexual assault. "I don't expect Judge Kavanaugh or Jake Tapper or [Sen.] Jeff Flake or anybody to be held responsible for that. You have to be responsible for your own conduct."
At this point, she was referring to the women who confronted Sen. Flake telling him that if he voted for Kavanuagh's appointment to the Supreme Court without a thorough investigation into Ford's claims, he was saying that the voices of sexual assault victims don't matter.
Thanks in part to Flake's urging, President Trump has ordered a one-week FBI investigation into the allegations brought against Kavanaugh. The Supreme Court nominee has maintained his innocence both in written statements and in a blustery testimony of his own in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee this past Thursday.
When Tapper circle back around to Conway's sexual assault reveal, she seemed to immediately go on the defensive. "This is the first time I've ever heard you talk about something personal like that, and I'm really sorry," Tapper said.
"I've just had it," Conway said. When Tapper brought up Trump and the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct brought before him, and before he'd even completed his thought, Conway interrupted to add, "Don't conflate that with this and certainly don't conflate it with what happened to me. It'd be a huge mistake, Jake."
She did say she believes victims "should all be heard," but that they should be heard in courts of law and through the existing legal process. She argued that what is happening right now with Kavanaugh is politically motivated, and called out CNN for comparing it to Bill Cosby or even Bill Clinton.
"We do treat people differently who are either the victims or the perpetrators of this based on their politics, now, and based on their gender," she said. "That is a huge mistake."
Ford's calm testimony, followed by Kavanaugh's notably angrier one, absolutely riveted the nation, even if it did very little to soothe the partisan divide. Republicans still want Kavanaugh confirmed as quickly as possible, and have been calling this a politically-motivated hit job designed to smear an innocent man.
Meanwhile, Democrats are accusing the GOP of being politically motivated in wanting to rush Kavanaugh through the process to get a win, and assure he's in place before they possibly lose control of Congress in the upcoming midterm election. For now, Trump has tweeted that the FBI may conduct the investigation at "their discretion," with no limitations coming from the Whitee House