- George Conway expressed fears of extra violence following the Paul Pelosi assault.
- “I’m very disturbed that people on the conservative side aren’t calling this out enough,” he instructed CNN.
- Pelosi was attacked by an intruder in his dwelling on Friday.
Prominent conservative lawyer George Conway predicts extra violence following the latest assault towards House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband.
During an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Conway expressed his fears that political violence towards high-ranking officers will proceed.
“I’m worried that we’re facing an era where we’re going to see more of this. I’m very disturbed that people on the conservative side aren’t calling this out enough the way Mike Pence did today,” Conway stated on Friday. “We haven’t heard anything from President Trump. We haven’t heard anything from a lot of people on the conservative side.”
“I think part of the reason is that they’re trying to pretend that this has nothing to do with the conspiracy theories that had been advanced among their voters.”
Pelosi’s husband, Paul, was violently attacked with a hammer by an intruder who broke into their San Francisco dwelling on Friday. The suspect was looking for the House Speaker and shouted, “Where is Nancy?” comparable to the rioters of the January 6, 2021 riot. However, she was not dwelling and was in Washington, DC, at the time of the assault. Paul, who secretly called 911 throughout the confrontation, was despatched to the hospital and is recovering.
The suspect, recognized as 42-year-old David Depape, was arrested and is going through an array of expenses, together with tried murder. It was revealed that Depape blogged about conspiracy theories and far-right views. Experts told Insider that the assault is a outcome of the normalization of violence in mainstream media. Since the incident, some Republicans, together with some who amplified 2020 election conspiracy theories, have condemned the assault. However, former President Donald Trump has been notably silent.
During the interview, Blitzer requested Conway if he thinks the incident is a “turning point” in the wake of the Capitol riot.
“I wish it were. I wish people would pay more attention to what happened on Jan. 6 and the underlying causes like the big lie of this,” Conway responded. “I’m afraid if Jan. 6 itself hasn’t caused as much consternation among some segments of the public that it should have. I’m not sure that this one event, tragic and horrible as it was, is going to add to it.”
He added, “I fear that some of the rhetoric is still not going to be tamped down. I fear the former president, who is probably going to run for reelection … he’s going to try to use violence as a form of defense.”