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CNN interview with Johnson County Republican official goes viral

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Vicki Sciolaro is the Chairwoman of the 3rd Congressional District for the Kansas Republican Party.  Sciolaro voiced her support for Donald Trump during an interview with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin. (CNN) Vicki Sciolaro is the Chairwoman of the 3rd Congressional District for the Kansas Republican Party. Sciolaro voiced her support for Donald Trump during an interview with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin. (CNN)
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

An interview conducted on CNN with a local Republican official has went viral. 

Vicki Sciolaro is the Chairwoman of the 3rd Congressional District for the Kansas Republican Party.

Sciolaro voiced her support for Donald Trump during an interview with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin and a supporter of Hillary Clinton. Sciolaro was questioned about the tape released of Trump’s remarks about women. 

“He’s not running to be the Pope,” Sciolaro said. 

She said that as a “strong, Pro-Life, Christian woman,” she doesn’t like the American culture she says includes “bar and strip clubs on every corner.” 

One remark in particular stunned the CNN host. 

Sciolaro referred to the conduct of former President Bill Clinton while he was in office, referencing his admitted affair with Monica Lewinsky.  

“When Bill Clinton was president, my children came home from school and they had no idea it was actually called the Oval Office,” Sciolaro said. “They thought it was called the Oral Office.”

Baldwin placed her head in her hands. 

The interview quickly blew up online, with many political blogs picking it up. 

Some local Republicans are distancing themselves from her following Monday’s interview. 

The Kansas Republican Party issued this statement on Sciolaro’s appearance: 

"Ms. Sciolaro was providing her own personal opinions as a supporter of Donald J. Trump for President and was not speaking on behalf of the Kansas Republican Party or any campaign."  

Sciolaro did not respond to KCTV5’s repeated attempts to contact her on Tuesday. 

While some officials are distancing themselves, one local political expert says the comments may resonate with voters. 

University of Missouri-Kansas City political science professor Greg Vonhamme said her statements likely connected with Kansas Republicans. 

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