(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com)- George Conway, the anti-Trump “conservative” and husband of the early Trump ally Kelly Anne Conway, reacted to the shocking allegations about his friend and Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver during an appearance on “Morning Joe” this week.
On Monday’s MSNBC morning show, Conway attempted to distance himself from Weaver, who was revealed to have sent sexual messages to young men and underage boys.
“I didn’t know John very well,” he said. “Frankly, I only spoke to him a couple of times on the phone early on in the Lincoln Project.”
“I just..it’s almost…I don’t even know what to say,” he added.
But does his argument hold up?
Sort of, but not really. Breitbart noted this week how Conway very heavily promoted an op-ed that he penned with Rick Wilson, John Weaver, and Steve Schmidt – the most popular faces of the anti-Trump campaigning group.
Joe Concha of The Hill called Conway out for the interview, slamming him for “lying on national TV.”
“Here’s George Conway lying on national TV saying he didn’t know fellow co-founder of The Lincoln Project very well,” he said.
Here’s George Conway lying on national TV saying he didn’t know fellow co-founder of The Lincoln Project very well. In a related story, here’s a NY Times op-Ed he collaborated with Weaver on that Conway heavily promoted and touted. Utterly laughable. https://t.co/UGzcGQhJUu https://t.co/C8o4vlnVxn
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) February 1, 2021
“In a related story, here’s a NY Times op-Ed he collaborated with Weave on that Conway heavily promoted and touted. Utterly laughable,” he added.
Ryan Girdusky, the Republican commentator who first reported on Weaver’s predatory messages, told The Hill on Wednesday that the accusations made against Weaver were well known to people in Washington, D.C.
Girdusky said that the number of victims was “probably close to 100 young men in a five-year period.”
“This is not a small group, this is not like he was trying to hide what was going on, and it was very much in plain sight for everyone to see,” he added.
Girdusky also described how for three weeks after he initially reported on Weaver’s inappropriate messages sent to young men, the Lincoln Project “said nothing about him being a predator.”