Kellyanne Conway Suggests it’s Ok For Trump to Ignore MLK Day Because MLK Would Support Trump
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said on Martin Luther King Jr. Day that the late civil rights icon would not support impeaching Donald Trump.
The comment came after Conway was asked by a reporter Monday how the president plans to observe the holiday, which he has thus far completely ignored.
“Well, I can tell you that the president is preparing for Davos and agrees with many of the things that Dr. Martin Luther King stood for and agreed with for many years, including unity and equality,” she began to respond. “And he’s not the one trying to tear the country apart through an impeachment process and a lack of substance that really is very shameful at this point.”
“I’ve held my opinion on it for a very long time,” Conway continued, “but when you see the articles of impeachment that came out, I don’t think it was within Dr. King’s vision to have Americans dragged through a process where the president is not going to be removed from office, is not being charged with bribery, extortion, high crimes or misdemeanors.”
“And I think that anybody who cares about ‘and justice for all’ on today or any day of the year will appreciate the fact that the president now will have a full throttle defense on the facts,” she added.
The comments by Conway come as the White House prepares for Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate on two House-passed articles charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The trial is set to begin on Tuesday.
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— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) January 20, 2020
Kellyanne Conway tells NBC Trump is observing King Day by going to Davos and fighting things injustices like impeachment which Dr King opposed. pic.twitter.com/THbLQ18MD6
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) January 20, 2020