But the White House ‘Counselor’ has had an eventful week. For starters, she defied a subpoena to appear before Congress, refusing to give testimony to the House Oversight and Reform Committee about her potential violation of federal law. The committee’s chairman, Democrat Elijah Cummings of Maryland, has threatened to hold her in contempt if she doesn’t appear by July 25.
Conway did have time to appear on Fox News twice in less than 24 hours, first on Monday night to laugh with Sean Hannity about skipping out on her own hearing, and again on Tuesday morning to spin Donald Trump’s attacks on four minority congresswomen—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. Trump said they should leave the U.S. if they don’t like how he runs the country. On Fox News, Conway said the four women “represent a dark underbelly of this country.”
Her husband, the lawyer and frequent Trump antagonist George Conway, also had some thoughts on the president’s comments, and he published them in an op-ed for The Washington Post titled “Trump is a racist president.” He writes, “Trump could have used vile slurs, including the vilest of them all, and the intent and effect would have been no less clear. Telling four non-white members of Congress—American citizens all, three natural-born—to ‘go back’ to the ‘countries’ they ‘originally came from’? That’s racist to the core.”