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Federal Agency Demands that Trump Fire Kellyanne Conway Over Hatch Act Violations

According to the Washington Examiner:

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act on “numerous occasions” and should be removed from the government, a United States federal office announced Thursday.

The recommendation was made by Henry Kerner, head of the Office of Special Counsel, in a letter sent to President Trump recommending she be removed from federal service.

Federal employees are prohibited by the Hatch Act from using their jobs to campaign for or against political candidates. The president and vice president are exempt from the Hatch Act, but employees of the White House are not.

Conway, 52, a longtime Republican pollster before joining Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, was described as a “repeat offender” by Kerner for disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media.

Specific violations listed by Kerner related to Conway’s comments during interviews about several 2020 Democratic candidates. For instance, she insinuated Sen. Cory Booker was “sexist” and a “tinny” “motivational speaker.” She castigated former Rep. Beto O’Rourke “think[ing] the women running are good enough to be President” and said Sen. Elizabeth Warren was “lying” about her ethnicity and “appropriating somebody else’s heritage.”

Kerner also detailed her comments about “frontrunners” Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, whom she referred to as “two old white straight men career politicians.” She claimed Biden lacked “vision,” said his announcement video was “very dark and spooky,” and criticized his unwillingness to be “held to account for his record.” Conway said Sanders’ ideas were “terrible for America.”

The White House struck back, seeking to discredit the office.

“Others, of all political views, have objected to the OSC’s unclear and unevenly applied rules which have a chilling effect on free speech for all federal employees,” said White House spokesman Steven Groves. “Its decisions seem to be influenced by media pressure and liberal organizations – and perhaps OSC should be mindful of its own mandate to act in a fair, impartial, non-political manner, and not misinterpret or weaponize the Hatch Act.”

9 thoughts on “Federal Agency Demands that Trump Fire Kellyanne Conway Over Hatch Act Violations”

  1. A federal employee saying bad things about politicians is not a violation of the Hatch Act. It never has been. It never will be.

  2. Kerner was a staff director for McLame. This is just revenge against Trump. How many times did Obama’s thugs disparage Republican candidates in 2012? How about Lois Lerner’s missing emails? How about Obama weaponizing the IRS?

  3. They’d haul her off to the Ministry of Love for thoughtcrimes against the Party, if they thought they could get away with it.

    George Orwell wanted “1984” to be a cautionary tale, not a how-to guide. And yet, here we are.

    1. Yes. I reread 1984 lately and it was still a chilling book — and it’s as if we’ve fallen into the manuscript and live there now.

  4. It’s another set-up against PresidentTrump.
    If he doesn’t fire her, it’s obstruction of justice, a refusal to enforce federal laws, and will make the case of impeachment by the Dems.

    MrsConway should turn in her resignation and apply to be a volunteer working in the White House.
    And….tell her miserable hubby to shut up.

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