KELLYANNE Conway’s husband George has spoken out on the Capitol riots calling them Trump’s Watergate and the “insurrection” his “smoking gun tape”.
Lawyer George Conway condemned Trump’s involvement Wednesday's shocking riots, comparing the devastating scenes to the scandal which led to Richard Nixon’s impeachment.
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Speaking out on Twitter, Mr Conway wrote: “This is @realDonaldTrump's August 1974, and the insurrection that he fomented on Wednesday was his smoking gun tape.”
The tweet refers to the Watergate scandal and 'White House tapes' released from 1973 and 1974 which resulted in Richard Nixon’s resignation as President of the United States.
One tape, later dubbed the "smoking gun" tape, detailed the early stages of the Watergate coverup and featured Nixon planning to block investigations into break-ins at the Democratic National Committee Headquarters.
Mr Conway’s indictment of the President’s actions echoes widespread outrage at the scenes which unfolded at the seat of US democracy on Wednesday afternoon.
And the lawyer's comparison of Trump to Nixon comes as the President Trump could once again face impeachment.
George Conway emerged as a vocal Trump critic in 2018, despite his wife Kellyanne working for the president from 2016 to 2020.
Five people have now died after riots on Capitol Hill on Wednesday afternoon.
MAGA Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building at the same time Congress was due to confirm Joe Biden’s election victory and his position as the next American president.
The scenes of chaos followed a rally held by Donald Trump where the President branded the US election as “b***s***” and told supporters: “We’re going to walk down to the Capitol and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and Congressmen and women.”
Hundreds of protesters then surged on Capitol Hill, breaking through police barriers and entering the building.
Trump’s former legal advisor Kellyanne Conway later issued her own statement condemning the riots which she shared on Twitter.
The two page document begins: “Sad. Angry. Disgusted. These are the feelings that wash over those of us who witnessed the mayhem and the maurauding yesterday at the U.S. Capitol.”
But despite her condemnations, Kellyanne’s daughter Claudia – who has previously shared her liberal views and is “devastated” by her mother’s political career – posted a viral Tik Tok video yesterday directly asking her mum: “How do you feel about your army becoming rioters?”
The news comes as Donald Trump finally admitted Joe Biden won the US election – but said he will not attend the president-elect’s inauguration.
After the President’s Twitter account was unlocked, Trump wrote this morning: "To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”
He did not provide further context as to why he would not attend, or where he would be when Biden is sworn into office.
Despite having just 12 days left in office, Democrat representatives have begun efforts to once again impeach President Trump.
Efforts led by congresswoman Ilhan Omar have seen impeachment papers drawn up at breakneck speed.
The proceedings would make Trump the first ever President to have been impeached twice during his time in office.
There have also been calls from leading Democrat and Republican figures for Vice President Mike Pence to enact the 25th amendment – which would see Trump taken out of the White House.
Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and a Republican rep have all urged Pence to force Donald Trump from office.
In calling for Trump's ouster, Pelosi termed the president "a very dangerous person who should not continue in office”.
She said: "This is urgent. This is an emergency of the highest magnitude.”
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