Kellyanne Conway’s husband chides her defense of Trump

George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, escalated his criticism of President Donald Trump on Monday by using a tweet from his wife to assail her boss over the continuing fallout from the House impeachment inquiry.

After Kellyanne Conway tweeted that former Vice President Joe Biden is “Creepy” and asked, “We need Ukraine’s help to defeat THIS guy?” George Conway quoted her post with a terse response: “Your boss apparently thought so.”

The tweet by the conservative lawyer is notable in that it is a direct response to Kellyanne Conway. Despite his wife’s role in the Trump administration, George Conway has previously said that Trump is “guilty” of being unfit for office, called for Congress to remove the “cancer” of Trump from the presidency and questioned the President’s mental health. George Conway’s frequent public criticism of his wife’s boss has often put their marriage in the spotlight in recent years, including a Washington Post feature story on the couple.

More recently, George Conway wrote in a Washington Post op-ed in July that Trump was “a racist president.” Trump in return has called George Conway a “wack job,” a “stone cold LOSER” and a “husband from hell” who is jealous of his wife’s success.

After George Conway, who is an informal adviser to GOP presidential candidate Joe Walsh, alleged on MSNBC last month that Trump was “using the power of the presidency” to “advance his own personal interests,” Kellyanne Conway told CNN, “That is his opinion,” adding later, “I respectfully disagree.”

She took issue with the relevance of her marriage as a loyal Trump aide to a vocal Trump critic.

“Honestly, where is the shame?” Kellyanne Conway said.

George Conway’s tweet Monday comes amid rising tension between congressional Democrats and the White House after House impeachment investigators conducted a busy slate of public hearings that have seen multiple government officials link Trump and his advisers to a Ukraine pressure campaign.

Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

CNN’s Veronica Stracqualursi contributed to this report.