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Conway: Getting 'Dragged' Through Impeachment Wasn't MLK Jr.'s 'Vision'

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When asked during an interview on MSNBC Monday how President Trump plans to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Conway said that he’s gearing up for Davos and “agrees with many of the things that Dr. Martin Luther King stood for” in one breath.

“The President is preparing for Davos and agrees with many of the things that Dr. Martin Luther King stood for and agreed with for many years, including unity and equality,” Conway said.

Conway then elaborated on her Trump-King comparison by launching into a rant about how the President is “not the one trying to tear the country apart through an impeachment process,” much like how it was not “within Dr. King’s vision to have Americans dragged” through impeachment.

“I’ve held my opinion on it for a very long time, but when you see the articles of impeachment they came out, I don’t think it was within Dr. King’s vision to have Americans dragged through a process where the President is not going to be removed from office, is not being charged with bribery, extortion, high crimes or misdemeanors,” Conway said.

Conway added that she thinks that “anybody who cares about ‘and justice for all’ today or any day of the year will appreciate the fact that now the President now will have a full-throttle defense on the facts, and everybody should have that.”

Watch Conway’s remarks below:

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Summer Concepcion is the front page editor of Talking Points Memo based in New York City. Previously, she covered the 2016 presidential election for Fusion and worked as a researcher at The Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute. She's an LA native and former Chicago transplant. Reach her at summer@talkingpointsmemo.com