A “speechless” George Conway is trying to distance himself from his Lincoln Project ex-colleague John Weaver who is facing allegations of trying to groom young men, but his veracity is being widely questioned.
At the end of one of the signature Trump-bashing segments on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” an uncharacteristically reticent, if not apologetic, host Mika Brzezinski admitted that she’d be “remiss” for not asking Conway about his Lincoln Project co-founder who stands accused of alleged online harassment of about 21 men. This activity was supposedly an open secret, at least in some circles.
“It’s terrible and awful and appalling and unfathomable. I didn’t know John very well. I, frankly, only spoke to him a couple times on the phone early on in the Lincoln Project. It’s almost — I don’t even know what to say. It’s just terrible. It leaves me speechless, frankly,” the suddenly contrite Never-Trumper, who is married to MAGA stalwart Kellyanne Conway, claimed.
Watch the clip embedded below and draw your own conclusions:
Does anyone think that this sounds sort of like Captain Renault from the iconic movie Casablanca who famously said inside Rick’s cafe that “I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!”?
In any event, the twice-used qualifier “frankly” could be a tell.
On Sunday, as part of the pro-Biden organization’s damage control, the Lincoln Project denounced John Weaver, who has left the group, as a “predator, a liar, and an abuser.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) February 1, 2021
Reacting to the “Morning Joe” exchange, media columnist Joe Concha was among those suggesting that Conway wasn’t exactly being a truth-teller, either.
“Here’s George Conway lying on national TV saying he didn’t know fellow co-founder of The Lincoln Project very well. In a related story, here’s a NY Times op-Ed he collaborated with Weaver on that Conway heavily promoted and touted. Utterly laughable,” he tweeted.
Although there are many Conway apologists on Twitter, other social media users co-signed with Concha. Here is just a sample:
Weird. Here are their bylines together on a New York Times op-ed. pic.twitter.com/996PGoPlPg
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) February 1, 2021
They were cofounders. If these two started a company and didn’t know each other very well, it pretty much proves it truly was a scam to make money. https://t.co/qCpcv4YFd7
— HouseRepEEE (D) (@EEElverhoy) February 1, 2021
What the hell was Kellyanne thinking?
— TermLimits (@jim_caplinger) February 1, 2021
It was so obvious he was lying.
— Don Brennan (@DonB1957) February 1, 2021
“I didn’t know John very well.”
John Weaver and George Conway were co-founders of the Lincoln Project. He wasn’t just some random guy.
— Brent Terry (@bbrentterry) February 1, 2021
Of course he lied and she asked no follow up questions
— William Connington (@faktus) February 1, 2021
It’s laughable until you realize the heart of it was George Conway and the other cofounders enabling a child sex predator
— Soup_To_Nuts (@HosTastic) February 1, 2021
Not believable, the grifters with @ProjectLincoln had more than fleeting suspicions & ignored them to continue the grift.
— Jeffrey Wright (@1991Wolfpack) February 1, 2021
“We Lincoln Project Founders – like Wilson and I and Pedo Weaver…we are the smartest, most aware men in the room – no matter what room we are in….that’s why we appear on every show, right? …but hey yeah, I don’t know nothing about our fellow founder!”
— ChrisPaulRoney (@ChrisPaulRoney) February 1, 2021
That’s the thing that’s amusing me. Suddenly Trump haters forget the standards they held him and almost everyone who worked with him to and let things like this slide. Anyway America is the most hypocritical country on earth
— Baraka Wanyanga (@BarakaWanyanga) February 1, 2021
if you believe Conway “didn’t know” LP CO-FOUNDER weaver “very well” I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.
how TF do you co-founder a group with someone and “only speak a couple times”?
— LFXS (@lfxs1212) February 1, 2021
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