The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

George Conway argued Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House” that President Donald Trump himself is undercutting his allies’ ability to defend him in the impeachment inquiry.

A conservative lawyer and husband to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, he said Trump’s claims that his call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky — which helped launch the impeachment inquiry — was perfect are “delusional” and “debilitating.”

“It’s delusional to say that the whistleblower was wrong in any significant respect,” he continued. “It’s delusional to say that the [intelligence community inspector general] said anything that was incorrect or acted anything but responsibly. And because it’s so delusional, the Republicans can’t wage any coherent defense.”

He said the best political defense Republicans could put forward would be to say that while Trump’s conduct was bad, it doesn’t warrant impeachment.

“But he won’t let them do that,” Conway said. “He won’t let anybody wage a coherent defense on his behalf. Sometimes when you’re defending people, you have to admit there was something that was not quite right. And that preserves some credibility. The Republicans are just shooting away their credibility — they have none now!”

Watch the clip below:

 

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell

Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow and a notorious right-wing misinformer, is reportedly considering a bid for governor of Minnesota, according to Axios. Per separate reports from multiple news organizations, the extremist pillow salesman was also permanently banned from Twitter.

According to the Axios report, Lindell has made no final decisions on his potential gubernatorial run, as he continues focusing all of his attention on "proving his [baseless] claims of election fraud." He will make no final decision until he resolves these "issues," because "why would anybody want to run if they had the same machines with the election fraud?" Lindell said.

Keep reading... Show less