Kellyanne Conway disses struggling Trump Senate candidates: ‘People get really lazy’
Kellyanne Conway, the counselor to President Donald Trump, on Sunday dismissed the struggle in the Republican party to find a credible candidate to run against Sen. Kamala Harris of California.
“I don’t think people get lazy,” Conway told ABC News’ “This Week,” adding that she’s seen a “change in the political energy” when the general election calendar is released.
“I think what’s happening, whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, is that there are going to be new faces out there who are going to put themselves forward. I don’t think that’s a new thing. But the thing about Kamala Harris, and other people who are going to come into the race, it’s going to be interesting to see how this plays out.”
Kamala Harris was one of the first Democrats to drop out of the presidential race on Saturday afternoon. She told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that she will remain in the Senate race regardless of whether former Vice President Joe Biden is the nominee.
“There’s not a path forward for me in the Democratic Party right now,” Harris said. “So I do not know if I’m going to continue the race. That’s up to Joe Biden and his camp and he’s made that clear. But I’d be honored to continue the fight for justice.”
On the same Sunday morning interview, Conway said, “The Republican Party has really struggled in that there is no path of any credibility to a general election candidate other than Elizabeth Warren.”
While Conway said she’s “seen a change in political energy,” she told ABC host Martha Raddatz that she had yet to see candidates running for offices in the Democratic Party that she didn’t “see a path to victory for.”
“I think people get lazy, especially when you have a two-term presidency,” Conway said. “I just don’t think it’s that surprising to see the party struggle.”