George Conway hits Trump over travel ban tweet

Posted at 1:08 PM, Jun 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-05 13:08:12-04

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 17: George T. Conway III, husband of White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, attends the 139th Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

(CNN) — George Conway, the husband of White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway and one-time top contender of a key Justice Department job, took to Twitter Monday to criticize President Donald Trump for his morning travel ban tweets.

Trump tweeted several times on the proposed travel ban from six Muslim-majority countries, saying his Justice Department should not have submitted a “watered down, politically correct version” to the Supreme Court. The Justice Department has repeatedly tried to distance Trump’s comments as President and during the campaign from its case looking to lift a legal ban against his executive order.

Later Monday, Conway said Trump hurt his case and made things difficult for the Office of Solicitor General, which argues cases before the Supreme Court.

“These tweets may make some ppl feel better, but they certainly won’t help OSG get 5 votes in SCOTUS, which is what actually matters. Sad.”

Conway confirmed to CNN that he sent the tweet.

CNN had been told previously Trump was expected to nominate Conway to run the Justice Department’s civil division, which handles legal challenges to major administration initiatives, or even solicitor general.

Conway took himself out of consideration for those posts last week, citing family obligations.

Hours after the latest batch was sent, George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway sent out a missive on his on twitter feed.