George Conway, the spouse of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, criticized President Donald Trump’s tweets criticizing the Justice Department’s stance on his travel ban order.
Conway, who is an attorney and has been considered for top positions in the Justice Department, said that Trump’s comments about the travel ban could hurt the Office of the Solicitor General’s efforts to sway the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate the order.
Conway was responding to Trump’s earlier remarks on Twitter where he criticized the Justice Department for defending the “watered down” second version of the travel ban.
Trump tweeted: “The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.”
In response, Conway wrote: “These tweets may make some ppl feel better, but they certainly won’t help [The Office of the Solicitor General] get 5 votes in SCOTUS, which is what actually matters. Sad.”
The Trump administration revised the original order, which the president signed off on it in March, after federal courts rejected the original version of the travel ban from six Muslim-majority countries.
The Daily Caller reports:
After Conway’s comment received publicity, he wrote a series of tweets to clarify that he strongly supports the president. Conway said that it was due to this support that he sent out his tweet, as the president’s comments on legal matters “seriously undermine” the administration’s agenda.