The hosts defended Brzezinski’s comments later in the show, with Brzezinski saying she was trying to point out Conway’s hypocrisy and Scarborough saying that outlets covering the story were “paid by the lie.

But though it may have been Brzezinski’s aim to highlight the dissonance of a sexual assault survivor working for and actively defending an alleged predator president—fertile ground indeed—she ended up coming off as bullying another woman about sharing her story of being assaulted. Even Conway deserves better.