Reaction to President Donald Trump‘s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday continues, and Kellyanne Conway‘s husband George has joined in on the furious response. President Trump has been roundly criticized for declining to directly condemn Putin for Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Let’s see how George Conway is holding up. Below is a series of tweets Conway has retweeted without comment on his account thus far today:
Someone has been busy, and he doesn’t appear to be slowing down.
As you can tell, George Conway generally doesn’t have much to say in his own words on Twitter. While retweets are not necessarily endorsements, it is notable and certainly no accident that he has collected some of today’s most explosive critiques. Whether that is Sen. John McCain‘s rebuke of Trump, comments criticizing Congressional Republicans, or otherwise, there is a clear theme here.
This is far from Conway’s first rodeo when it comes to needling the Trump Administration, even though it is his wife’s employer.
Conway has criticized the Trump Administration on the national debt, pushed back against the idea that Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s appointment is “unconstitutional” and retweeted a tweet by CNN anchor Jake Tapper criticizing Trump for saying the findings of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on FBI conduct related to the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Trump said that the report exonerated him of collusion, when the report actually didn’t address him at all.
One of the more eye-opening criticisms of President Trump on Monday came from former CIA director John Brennan. He said the joint press conference in Helsinki was an impeachable offense.
Brennan reacted by accusing Trump of committing “high crimes and misdemeanors,” the same words found in Article II Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution laying out the grounds for impeachment.
“Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes & misdemeanors.’ It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???” he wrote. Conway didn’t retweet this one.
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