Conway's husband in op-ed: Trump's appointment of Sessions replacement 'unconstitutional'

Source: The Hill | November 8, 2018 | Avery Anapol

George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, has co-authored an op-ed calling President Trump’s move to replace ex-Attorney General Jeff Sessions “unconstitutional.”

The piece, published Thursday in the New York Times, asserts that Trump’s decision to appoint Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general is in violation of the Appointments Clause of the Constitution, which stipulates that principal officers must be confirmed by the Senate.

“President Trump’s installation of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general of the United States after forcing the resignation of Jeff Sessions is unconstitutional,” wrote Conway, along with lawyer Neal Katyal. “It’s illegal. And it means that anything Mr. Whitaker does, or tries to do, in that position is invalid.”

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