Attorney George Conway says senior advisors of former President Donald Trump needed to speak out against his unsubstantiated claims publicly.
CNN’s Brianna Keilar mentioned an excerpt from a book written by The Wall Street Journal’s Michael Bender titled “Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost.”
“This book reveals that [Mike Pompeo] warned colleagues, ‘The crazies have taken over,’ as Trump’s fraud conspiracy theories were growing after the election,” Keilar explained.
Conway replied, “That’s really nice that he thought that and that he said that privately. Why didn’t he … come here? Go onto Fox and say that.”
He added, “Well you could’ve said something at the time, all these folks, and they didn’t, and that’s the most outrageous thing about it. They knew better. We’re just going to say privately, ‘You lost the election. Shhh.’ They didn’t do it publicly. They needed to do it publicly.”
Watch Conway’s comments below:
JUST NOW: "That's the most outrageous thing about it. They knew better. We're just going to say privately, (whispers) ‘you lost the election. Shhh.’ They didn't do it publicly. They needed to do it publicly. "@gtconway3d on silence from Trump officialspic.twitter.com/dfPGgStsWz
— John Berman (@JohnBerman) July 9, 2021
Conway said former Attorney General William Barr deserves some credit as well as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) “who put Barr up to” say “we didn’t see enough fraud.”
He continued, “But that was basically the extent of it. Everybody else just kept their mouth shut, ‘Oh, it will just run its course. Sooner or later, he’ll accept the results.’ No, he won’t. That’s not who he is.”
Explaining the same thing happened with Republican leadership in Congress, Conway went on, “It goes to the same reason why you see just minor pushback against Marjorie Taylor Greene. They don’t punish her for saying outrageous things. Yet, on the other hand, you’ve got Liz Cheney, who loses her leadership position because she simply told the truth. It’s the same thing.”
He accused people of not being willing to “basically tell — not just Trump — but the Republican base generally that here’s the truth, and we have to accept that truth.”
Conway did not include his wife and former senior advisor to Trump, Kellyanne Conway, in his critique.
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