White House counselor Kellyanne Conway doesn’t think Martin Luther King Jr. would support impeachment efforts against President Donald Trump.
Conway told NBC News on Monday that MLK Jr. had a different hope for Americans than what is happening to Trump via the impeachment.
“I don’t think it was within Dr. King’s vision to have Americans dragged through a process where the president is not going to be removed from office, is not being charged with bribery, extortion, high crimes or misdemeanors,” she said. “And I think that anybody who cares about ‘and justice for all’ on today or any day of the year will appreciate the fact that the president now will have a full-throttle defense on the facts, and everybody should have that.”
Conway was responding to the question about what Trump was doing to observe Monday’s holiday.
She said the president was getting ready for a trip and agreed with MLK Jr. on “unity and equality.” Trump will leave Monday evening for the World Economic Forum in Davos.
“He’s not the one tearing the country apart through an impeachment process and a lack of substance that really is very shameful at this point,” Conway said.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 20, 2020
Trump and Vice President Mike Pence visited the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in D.C.
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Conway’s comments came the day before the Senate impeachment trial is expected to begin and on the same day that Trump’s defense team filed a brief calling the impeachment case against the president unconstitutional.
The House passed two articles of impeachment against Trump in December. The charge of abuse of power comes from the allegation that Trump withheld aid to Ukraine while asking the foreign country to investigate a political rival. The House accuses Trump of obstruction of Congress by preventing White House officials from testifying and withheld documents.