George Conway Says Impeachment Trial Is a ‘Day of Reckoning’ for GOP

Republican lawyer George Conway blasted Senate Republicans for their handling of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

In an interview with CNN on Wednesday, Conway, he was “deeply saddened” by the way the Republican majority was handling the trial. He also said the trial is a “very specific day of reckoning” for the party.

“I’m deeply saddened. It’s very upsetting. And this is a moment 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.”

“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?” Conway asked.

Watch his comments below:

“It was just distressing to see a complete unwillingness of the Republican senators to vote for hearing evidence, vote for receiving evidence. There should’ve been no question about it,” Conway said, lamenting the news that the Senate rejected amendments to subpoena new witnesses and documents.

Additionally, Conway praised the House impeachment manager who shared “spectacular statistics” about the average number of witnesses that had been called during impeachment trials.

“The Clinton case was a little bit of an outlier,” Conway said, noting that the-independent counsel Ken Starr compiled evidence before the trial.

“Both sides decided they didn’t want too much of live testimony because of the salacious nature of it,” Conway said, noting, “That was a completely different circumstance. But even there they had witnesses. They took depositions.”

Additionally, he suggested that Republicans don’t want to call witnesses or ask for more documents because “they know [Trump’s] guilty.”

“What are they afraid of? They’re going to hear evidence that they don’t like? They must be afraid of something. That’s the thing that I find most disturbing about it, is they don’t want to hear the evidence because they know the truth. They know he’s guilty.”

Watch his comments below:

For his part, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called the impeachment effort a “crock” and said that calling witnesses and dragging the trial out would not be good for the country. 

Responses

  1. “Additionally, he suggested that Republicans don’t want to call witnesses or ask for more documents because “they know [Trump’s] guilty.” Article

    Additionally, not having a case meant that the American Fascists didn’t have to pay attention or call their own witnesses in the House, etc. It would only make them look bad. All they could do is attack the process and that’s what they did.

  2. softy-“Like George, I am also married to a die-hard Trumper.” STILL lyin about your partner philly. You REALLY think that lie gives you some IJR cred, don’t you. You want every one here to think that you have some unique viewpoint, but it’s all based on your BS. And your views show your hatred.

    1. When have I ever asserted that Joe being a die-hard Trumper gives me a unique point of view? I simply stated that I share George’s situation—both having a spouse who public stance is die-hard Trump supporter and having been a 32 yr member of the Republican party. George is still a registered R and if he registered at 18, which was an option available to him since he is 10 yrs younger than I, he has been a Republican for possibly 38 years. Also like George, I do not have one standard for D’s and a “hear no evil” standard for R’s. We do not base our conclusions on “alternative facts.” If the Trumpian definition of “hatred” is unwilling to take an oath of loyalty to Trump and overlook actions I would never overlook in ANY other POTUS, then you can count me in. When you return to reality and attempt to apply “hatred” to anyone who disagrees with your political views, you will realize how inane your assertion is.

    1. If you are referring to George Conway, he is one of the two public faces of the Republican funded and staffed Lincoln Project. His spotlight will remain at least until November. Rick Wilson, the other public face, has indicated their next targets are McSally and Tillis. They have already released ads against Gardner and Collins. If George’s time in the media bothers your delicate sensibilities, you do have the option of skipping the articles on George. Since you reside in Trump World, there is always the option of claiming George no longer exists or he has done a 180 and become a die-hard Trumper.

  3. “What are they afraid of?” George Conway

    Exactly.

    1. They appear to have a belief that the Trumpers will remain in denial of facts until they are gone from office. Decisions are based on “short-term” consequences, not the long game of how they will be depicted in history when future generations study the Trump presidency and its enablers.

  4. The only way to change anything is for the people to vote Blue in every election in 2020. Oust all of them..

  5. George Conway’s twitter feed is the most amusing thing I read on social media. Perhaps I welcome his brutally honest take on what is occurring in the Republican party because I was a registered Republican from 1972 until 2003. Like George, I am also married to a die-hard Trumper. For me, George nails the situation better than anyone else.

    1. What you still call the Republican party doesn’t exist anymore. It has been compromized by a Dear Leader and doesn’t hold to any of its old standards or principles, so it doesn’t deserve to be called Republican anymore.

      1. Moronic comment. A staple of yours. And philly still lies about her partner, like it gives her IJR cred.

  6. George is a loon. He’s a disgrace to his wife. What he’s doing to her is unforgivable!

    1. Read George’s twitter feed. He perceives what YOU have done to his Party is also a disgrace and unforgivable. He implies it, but has not used the word “loon” to anyone that believes a word that comes out of Trump’s mouth. No one will be surprised, except the gullible Trumpers when Kelleyanne admits to being one of the 200 sources for Phil Rucker’s book. I still have not completely ruled her out as Anonymous.

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