called out first lady on Twitter over her criticism of an impeachment witness mentioning her and ’s son, Barron Trump, during the Wednesday hearing.
Stanford University Professor Pamela Karlan made a joke about Barron’s name during her remarks.
"Contrary to what President Trump has said, Article 2 does not give him the power to do anything he wants, and I'll just give you one example that shows you the difference between him and a king, which is, the Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he can't make him a baron," she told lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee.
Melania Trump later criticized Karlan on Twitter, writing: “A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics. Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it.”
A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics. Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it.— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 4, 2019
But Conway, husband of White House Counselor , accused Trump of amplifying Karlan’s comments, which he called a “nothingburger reference."
“So therefore you’re amplifying what was a nothingburger reference a hundred-thousand-fold. Got it,” Conway tweeted.
So therefore you’re amplifying what was a nothingburger reference a hundred-thousand-fold. Got it. https://t.co/MMSBhMWQE4— George Conway (@gtconway3d) December 4, 2019
Karlan later apologized for her comments after Trump ally Rep. (R-Fla.) said the remarks made her “look mean” during the hearing, and White House press secretary tweeted that the comments were “classless.”
"I want to apologize for what I said earlier about the president's son. It was wrong of me to do that," Karlan said. "I wish the president would apologize, obviously, for the things that he's done that's wrong, but I do regret having said that."
Karlan was testifying before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday alongside three other legal scholars in the ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Trump.