George Conway Cites Articles of Impeachment to Republican Senators, Suggests They Have 'Keys' to Their Own Prison: 'Use Them'

George Conway continued his advocacy for removing President Donald Trump from office on Monday.

"Hint to GOP senators: Article I, section 3, clause 6 of the Constitution gives you the keys to your own prison. USE THEM," Conway wrote on Monday. Though at least 228 House Democrats have said they support impeaching the president, the Republican-controlled Senate is not expected to remove Trump from office, even if proceedings progress into the higher legislative chamber.

Hint to GOP senators: Article I, section 3, clause 6 of the Constitution gives you the keys to your own prison. USE THEM.

— George Conway (@gtconway3d) October 28, 2019

The text referenced by Conway reads "the Senate shall have the sole power to try all impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside. And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present."

Conway, who is married to White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, has long been a vocal critic of the president. He has called the president a narcissist and liar, and much of his Twitter feed circles around posting and reposting content critical of Trump. Conway represents a particular faction of Republican -- the Never Trump cohort -- and has formed an organization of prominent conservative lawyers that has pushed for Trump's impeachment.

But even as Democrats and some Republican dissenters stray away from Trump's governing methods, core elements of the president's base remain intact.

Forty-seven percent of voters in the South, a region that Trump carried in the 2016 election, disapprove of how he's handling his job, according to an NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll released on Sunday. Even so, 52 percent approve of his role as commander in chief and a majority said that the president should not be impeached and removed from office. Republican support for Trump continues to hover in the high-80s and low 90s, even as more of the country supports impeachment. Even though 83.3 percent of Democrats and 47.5 percent of Independents support impeachment, according to polling averages from FiveThirtyEight, just 11.4 percent of Republicans do.

While Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria has provoked vocal dissent from lawmakers in both parties and drawn negative reviews from both Republican and Democratic-leaning voters, the impeachment inquiry unfolding in Washington remains a largely partisan affair.

Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has referred to the impeachment inquiry as a kangaroo court and claimed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is "denying the president his due process rights," in fundraising videos. Senator Lindsey Graham, who has redefined himself as a leading proponent of the president during Trump's time in office, has led the charge against the impeachment inquiry.

Despite their public messaging, reports have depicted a more fractious internal party atmosphere. The Washington Post reported on Monday that Republican senators feel "lost and adrift" while trying to defend the president.

President Donald Trump speaks to the press before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base on October 28. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Image