President Donald Trump's second son, Eric, took to Twitter on Monday to criticize George Conway, the husband of Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway.
"Of all the ugliness in politics, the utter disrespect George Conway shows toward his wife, her career, place of work, and everything she has fought SO hard to achieve, might top them all. @KellyannePolls is great person and frankly his actions are horrible," Eric Trump posted on Twitter on Monday evening.
The younger Trump was most likely referring to a tweet by George Conway earlier that day, when he responded to the president's praise for Roger Stone and criticism of Michael Cohen by saying, "File under '18 U.S.C. §§ 1503, 1512.'" The statute cited in that tweet refers to criminal witness tampering.
This tweet was posted after Trump had written on Twitter about Cohen that "you mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term? He makes up stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY reduced deal for himself, and get his wife and father-in-law (who has the money?) off Scott Free. He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence."
Trump later added, "'I will never testify against Trump.' This statement was recently made by Roger Stone, essentially stating that he will not be forced by a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories about 'President Trump.' Nice to know that some people still have 'guts!'"
In response, George Conway appeared to retweet a slam on Eric's father, the president.
George Conway has not hesitated to speak out against the president in the past. Last month he helped form a group of conservative lawyers opposed to the president called "Checks and Balances" and denounced the administration during a podcast as "a s***show in a dumpster fire." He has also spoken out against actions undertaken by President Trump that he believes to be unconstitutional. Last month he co-authored an editorial in The New York Times with former acting solicitor general Neal K. Katyal characterizing the appointment of Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general as unconstitutional:
It means that Mr. Trump’s installation of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general of the United States after forcing the resignation of Jeff Sessions is unconstitutional. It’s illegal. And it means that anything Mr. Whitaker does, or tries to do, in that position is invalid.
In October, he and Katyal co-authored an editorial in The Washington Post that argued ending birthright citizenship through executive order, as Trump had suggested doing, would also be unconstitutional:
Sometimes the Constitution’s text is plain as day and bars what politicians seek to do. That’s the case with President Trump’s proposal to end “birthright citizenship” through an executive order. Such a move would be unconstitutional and would certainly be challenged. And the challengers would undoubtedly win.