Say what? George Conway on Hillary: "I'm with her"

Just last week, George Conway (Mr. Kellyanne) publicly called for the impeachment of President Trump. You’d think that calling for the impeachment of his wife’s boss, the leader of the free world, would be the height of political marital discord, but, no. He’s topped himself.

As you know, failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton penned an op-ed on her thoughts about the Mueller report. While conservatives rightly called into question her sanity or at the very least her self-awareness, she was, in fact, “not the right messenger.” In response, George Conway said, hold my beer.

George Conway, who has made a name for himself as an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, praised the 2016 presidential candidate on Twitter and highlighted a portion from her op-ed, where she acknowledged that some may say she’s “not the right messenger.”

“Perhaps so. Probably so. But if she’s with the Constitution, I’m with her,” Conway tweeted.

Wow. Talk about a punch to her gut. Or a knife in her back. Kellyanne’s husband used Hillary’s campaign slogan to support her op-ed. She was Trump’s campaign manager for the last part of the campaign. He couched the harshness with the words “if she’s with the Constitution” but, still. It’s the “I’m with her” that sticks.

Just last month Conway accused Trump of being a pathological liar. Tuesday he signed on to a statement from Checks and Balances. A group of conservative and libertarian lawyers has banded together in pursuit of truth, justice, and the American Way, or something, to create Checks and Balances. Most importantly, they don’t like the Orange Man sitting in the Oval Office. From their bios, most are Bushies. Giving a nod to the longstanding legal opinion that a president cannot be indicted while in office, the group praises Mueller and his team’s work. Like Hillary, they call for more investigations, especially on the claims of obstruction listed in the Mueller report. They say Trump has violated his oath of office and the report proves he is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors.

The report further revealed a pattern of behavior that is starkly inconsistent with the President’s constitutional duty to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” The Special Counsel’s investigation was conducted lawfully, and under longstanding Attorney General guidelines. The facts contained in the report reveal that the President engaged in persistent conduct intended to derail, undermine and obstruct ongoing federal investigations. In light of the longstanding Department of Justice legal opinion that a sitting President cannot be indicted, we view it as irrelevant whether there is a prosecutorial recommendation that the crime of obstruction has been committed. Instead, we believe that the President’s conduct demonstrates a flagrant disregard for the rule of law — a disregard that is in direct conflict with his constitutional responsibilities, including his commitment under oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Information in the report also reveals that the President is willing to abuse presidential authority to pressure or remove Senate-confirmed officials for purposes that undermine lawful functioning of government and to direct subordinates to falsify the record on matters he knew were or likely were under investigation. The report’s details add to an existing body of information already in the public domain documenting the President’s violations of his oath, including but not limited to his denigration of the free press, verbal attacks on members of the judiciary, encouragement of law enforcement officers to violate the law, and incessant lying to the American people. We believe the framers of the Constitution would have viewed the totality of this conduct as evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors. Accordingly, Congress, which carries its own constitutional oversight responsibilities, should conduct further investigation.

Are you not entertained? There’s more. Thursday Conway upped his Twitter bombast and labeled Trump #DerangedDonald. The hashtag is trending on Twitter as I write this. Early Thursday morning from New Jersey, Conway went on a tear and the Deranged Donald nickname was an instant hit with other NeverTrumpers and Democrats.

As many of us shake our heads and ponder what life in Casa Conway must be like around dinnertime or during family gatherings, I feel for the kids. The Conways have four, the oldest being the twins who are now fourteen, the youngest is nine years old. I cannot imagine the awkwardness they must feel around classmates. Conway was up for a job in the Justice Department but withdrew his name, according to Kellyanne. She says he was a big Trump supporter and was elated on election night. It’s unclear exactly what made him snap but his discontent with Trump and the administration is out there for all to see. Even the kids.