Kellyanne Conway Challenges CNN’s Wolf Blitzer for Asking About Her Husband’s Trump Criticism: ‘I’m Embarrassed for You’

The presidential counselor told the news anchor she would pray for him Thursday after he brought up her marriage

Kellyanne Conway

In a Thursday interview on CNN, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway challenged Wolf Blitzer during a discussion of her marriage, telling him she was “embarrassed” for him and would pray for him.

Conway’s husband, of course, is conservative lawyer George Conway, a noted critic of Donald Trump who appeared on MSNBC on Wednesday to lambast the GOP for its handling of impeachment proceedings against the president.

Blitzer had opened the line of discussion by saying he had a “sensitive question” that was also politics and substantive.

“I don’t want to talk about your marriage; I know that there are issues there,” he said, which prompted her to respond, “What did you just say? Did you just say there are issues there?”

Blitzer reiterated he didn’t want to discuss her marriage so much as what her husband has said about the administration she works for, then moved to play a clip from the previous day.

“Before you play the clip — which I haven’t seen — why? Why are you doing that?” she asked.

The argument continued, but eventually Blitzer rolled the clip of the lawyer tearing into Trump for being self-serving. Conway responded by telling Blitzer “that is his opinion.”

She continued, “You wanted to put it in my husband’s voice because you think somehow that that’ll help your ratings or that you’re really sticking it to Kellyanne Conway. And let me be very clear: you didn’t stick it to Kellyanne Conway. I think you embarrassed yourself and I’m embarrassed for you because this is CNN now. I looked up to you when I was in college and law school. I would turn on CNN to see what Wolf Blitzer had to say about war, famine, disruption abroad. I really respected you for all those years as somebody who would address the news and now the news is what somebody’s husband said on a different network.”

This is not the first time Conway has gone off on a journalist for incorporating her husband’s very public criticism of her boss into their reporting on her. In October, the Washington Examiner released audio of her berating a reporter. The audio and an article outlining the context of the conversation dropped after Conway, according to the piece, took issue with a write-up that mentioned her husband.