In a striking blend of defense and critique, Kellyanne Conway recently took to Twitter to back her former husband, George Conway, amid a barrage of criticism from the left. George Conway, a Lincoln Project co-founder and known critic of the previous administration, had publicly lauded the Supreme Court’s recent decision to eradicate race considerations in college admissions. This move, however, stirred up quite a storm among the left-wing crowd.
The Supreme Court ruling, determined by a 6-3 vote along ideological lines, quashed Harvard University and the University of North Carolina’s affirmative action policies. The majority opinion noted that universities had mistakenly focused on skin color as a defining element of identity, rather than considering an individual’s conquered challenges, developed skills, or life lessons.
Race-based admission critics, long vocal about the disadvantages such policies pose for Asian Americans, found a champion in George Conway, who himself is part Filipino. George voiced his support for the ruling on Twitter, highlighting the systematic denial of admission to Asian Americans due to their race and urging others to stop denying this reality.
However, his views ignited controversy and attracted the ire of far-left advocates, including actor George Takei and Elie Mystal, an MSNBC guest and justice correspondent for a leftist publication.
Despite their recent divorce, Kellyanne Conway came to her ex-husband’s defense. In a well-structured tweet, she berated the left’s criticism, particularly pointing out the irony in Mystal’s attack on George, an Asian American who overcame numerous obstacles to achieve his success.
Kellyanne delineated George’s personal and professional journey—his acceptance into Harvard at 16, Yale Law School at 20, his ascension to partner in a top law firm by age 30, and his immigrant background—all achieved without checking any race-based boxes or seeking special preferences.
However, the former adviser to President Donald Trump didn’t entirely let George off the hook. She wryly pointed out that he only gained Twitter notoriety by attacking her and her former boss. Nevertheless, she acknowledged that he had earned respect for his reliance on merit and hard work.
The Conways have a history of public sparring despite their marital ties during President Trump’s tenure. Yet, Kellyanne’s recent defense of George even garnered a nod from their daughter Claudia, who commended their civil co-parenting despite her disagreement with their stances.
This exchange showcases the unique dynamic within the Conway household and underscores the need for open discourse, even when opinions differ drastically.