George Conway defends Amy Klobuchar against Meghan McCain
Politics often make strange bedfellows, even among vocal critics of President Donald Trump. And this week, an anti-Trump Republican attorney is defending an anti-Trump Democratic presidential candidate against an attack by an anti-Trump Republican who co-hosts ABC’s “The View.”
The Democratic presidential hopeful is Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who mentioned the late Arizona Sen. John McCain during a campaign stop in Iowa on Saturday. Klobuchar recalled that when Trump was inaugurated in January 2017, she was with McCain and Sen. Bernie Sanders — and that McCain, during Trump’s speech, voiced his disdain for the new president by reciting the names of dictators. McCain, a self-described “Goldwater Republican,” was 81 when he died of brain cancer on August 25, 2018.
According to HuffPost, Klobuchar told the crowd in Iowa, “I sat on that stage between Bernie and John McCain, and John McCain kept reciting to me names of dictators during that speech because he knew more than any of us what we were facing as a nation. He understood it. He knew because he knew this man more than any of us did.”
Sen. McCain’s 34-year-old daughter, Republican Meghan McCain, known for co-hosting “The View” and getting into spats with liberal co-host Joy Behar, dislikes Trump as much as her father did. Nonetheless, McCain objected to Klobuchar’s comments, tweeting, “On behalf of the entire McCain family - @amyklobuchar please be respectful to all of us and leave my father’s legacy and memory out of presidential politics.”
But Republican attorney George Conway — who, like Klobuchar, Meghan McCain and the late Sen. John McCain, is no fan of Trump’s presidency — defended Klobuchar on Twitter, stressing that the Minnesota Democrat wasn’t the least bit disrespectful of Sen. McCain’s memory.
Tuesday morning on Twitter, Conway posted, “Sen. Klobuchar was perfectly respectful, and the anecdote she told redounded to the late senator’s credit. His legacy belongs to the nation he devoted his life to serving.”
Sen. Klobuchar was perfectly respectful, and the anecdote she told redounded to the late Senator’s credit. His lega… https://t.co/9k1FenzxV6— George Conway (@George Conway) 1559043574.0
Although Conway has been a persistent Trump critic on the right, he is married to a fellow Republican who is among the president’s most ardent defenders: Trump adviser and veteran GOP strategist/pollster Kellyanne Conway.