Conservative attorney George Conway explains why he is ‘deeply saddened’ by GOP antics during Trump’s impeachment trial
George Conway, one of President Donald Trump’s most vehement critics on the right, doesn’t give a lot of interviews: the conservative attorney usually expresses his Never Trump views on Twitter or in op-eds for major publications. But Conway spoke to CNN this week, telling reporter Jake Tapper that he is “deeply saddened” by the behavior of Republicans surrounding the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
Tapper, during the interview, noted that Conway has been “prominent in Republican legal circles for a long, long time” — and when Tapper asked him how he feels about the GOP going against “basic” constitutional rules, the attorney responded, “I’m deeply saddened. It’s very upsetting. And this is a moment, I think, of reckoning not just for the country and for the rule of law and for the Constitution — it’s a very specific day of reckoning for the Republican senators who took this oath, and the Republican Party generally.”
Conway (who is married to Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway) went on to say of the GOP, “Are they going to stand for lies instead of truth? Are they going to stand for gaslighting instead of reality? Are they going to just do the bidding of this one man and put his interests over those of the country? That’s what this is about.”
If there’s any unfairness in these proceedings, it’s the astounding mismatch between the high skill and preparation… https://t.co/MsMVIs9wJk— George Conway (@George Conway) 1579640854.0
With Trump’s impeachment trial now underway in the U.S. Senate, Conway finds it “distressing” that so many pro-Trump GOP senators are opposed to having any witnesses.
“It was just distressing to see a complete unwillingness of the Republican senators to vote for hearing evidence, vote for receiving evidence,” Conway told Tapper. “There should have been no question about it.”