Kellyanne Conway insists that she hasn't been silenced over the past week after a series of polarizing statements to the press.
Conway has become one of the most discussed members of President Donald Trump's team, due to her questionable lines about "alternative facts" and the "Bowling Green massacre." Her contentious media appearances became so frequent that Saturday Night Live has spoofed her on several occasions.
Lately, though, it seems that Conway has been much quieter, leading some to speculate that she is being silenced. CNN even reported that she was sidelined from giving interviews for a full week after her series of controversial statements, according to White House sources.
However, the adviser spoke with Sean Hannity on his Fox News show at CPAC Wednesday and put this speculation to rest.
"Somebody is trying to start up trouble," she said on Hannity. "I think there's some people trying to get in my way. I've also gobbled up a lot of other people's TV opportunities so there's some resentment on the outside, I believe. And folks just trying to use me as clickbait in a headline. I'm there to serve the president who is there to serve the American people. And I know very clearly what the portfolio includes, what I'm doing as a part of his senior team and I'm comfortable with that."
Conway also noted that she has many other responsibilities outside of making media appearances, including raising her four children.
"I don't think I have to explain myself if I'm not going to go on TV for a week," she said. "If I'm out with four kids for three days looking at houses and schools - a lot of my colleagues aren't trying to figure out how to be a mother of four kids, I assure you."