Conway’s husband: I’d rather move to Australia than vote for Trump
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George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayObama, Bush among those paying tribute to Cokie Roberts: 'A trailblazing figure' Journalists, political heavyweights pay respects to Cokie Roberts: 'A pioneer for so many' Iran's supreme leader rules out talks with US at all levels MORE, said that he would rather “move to Australia” than vote for President TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness, ballots and battling opioids: Why the Universal Postal Union benefits the US Sanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth MORE again.

George Conway, who has become a vocal critic of the president on social media, appeared on the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery” released Friday.


While he applauded his wife’s “amazing” effort at getting Trump elected as his former campaigner manager, he said he couldn’t vote for Trump a second time.

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“I don’t know. I don’t know,” he said. “If faced with the choice again, I’d probably move to Australia.”

He said he didn’t feel “comfortable” being a Republican anymore.

“I think the Republican Party has become something of a personality cult,” Conway said. 

The lawyer said his wife still doesn’t like it when he criticizes her boss on Twitter but that she knows his disdain for the Trump administration.

“If I had a nickel for everybody in Washington who disagrees with their spouse on something that happens in this town, I wouldn’t be on this podcast,” he added. “I’d be probably on a beach somewhere. And the fact of the matter is, when it comes down to things we disagree about, we agree on most policy things. … So this is the one we really disagree about.”

Conway, a litigator for a New York law firm, was offered a top position at the Trump Justice Department but pulled out in June of last year. He said on the podcast that he realized the administration was a “shitshow in a dumpster fire” and that he no longer wanted to be a part of it.

Conway said he realized Trump was “going to be at war with the Justice Department” given his attacks on the special counsel in the Russia investigation and the firing of former FBI director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyWe've lost sight of the real scandal Former Obama officials willing to testify on McCabe's behalf: report House Democrats seeking Sessions's testimony in impeachment probe MORE.

He announced on Wednesday that he was now organizing a group to encourage fellow conservative lawyers to speak out against the Trump administration.

“We believe in the rule of law, the power of truth, the independence of the criminal justice system, the imperative of individual rights and the necessity of civil discourse,” the group, Check and Balances, said in a mission statement. “We believe these principles apply regardless of the party or persons in power.”