The news that former Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) is considering a challenge to President Donald Trump has been met with derision from many, including Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce:
You mean the then-married guy who as a governor lied about hiking the Appalachian Trail in order to abscond to Argentina w his mistress? That guy? 😂 “Former SC Rep. Mark Sanford Considers Presidential Run Against Trump” https://t.co/LQD8wOE7il via @NYJooo
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) July 16, 2019
But George Conway had a few words for conservatives, like Bruce, who were getting a little too judgmental:
I mean the guy who’d be running against the thrice-married accused rapist and serial sexual abuser party buddy of Jeffrey Epstein who paid $130K in hush money to a porn star. https://t.co/udANVIet6x
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) July 16, 2019
Conway, a Federalist Society-affiliated conservative lawyer and the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, has grown increasingly critical of Trump, frequently condemning him as unstable, a threat to the rule of law, and most recently, racist.
Sanford, who won a special election to Congress in 2013 after his “Appalachian Trail” scandal led to a hiatus from politics, lost his primary in 2018 to state Rep. Katie Arrington — partly due to relitigation of the scandal, but also because Sanford was himself critical of Trump and had fallen out of favor with the GOP base. In a shocking upset, Arrington proceeded to lose the reliably conservative district to Democratic businessman Joe Cunningham.