George Conway is a prominent Washington DC lawyer and former Republican who has become a harsh critic of Donald Trump. The president, for who Conway’s wife, Kellyanne, works for, has often feuded with the lawyer. Last month the disagreement between the two led to Kellyanne Conway stepping in and defending her husband.
When the Mueller Report was released yesterday, Conway penned a Washington Post oped scathingly criticizing the president. The lawyer compared Trump to Richard Nixon and referred to him as a cancer in the White House.
The lawyer says the despite Trump’s claims, the report did not exonerate him. Citing Mueller, he writes “If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state.”
Conway believes that the time has come to remove the president from office. He wrote, “White House counsel John Dean famously told Nixon that there was a cancer within the presidency and that it was growing. What the Mueller report disturbingly shows, with crystal clarity, is that today there is a cancer in the presidency: President Donald J. Trump.”
Conway finished his piece with a plea to lawmakers, “Congress now bears the solemn constitutional duty to excise that cancer without delay.”
Despite Conway’s impassioned plea, Congress is unlikely to aim for impeachment at this point. House Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer (D-MD), explained, “Based on what we have seen to date, going forward on impeachment is not worthwhile at this point. Very frankly, there is an election in 18 months, and the American people will make a judgment.”