The U.S. Office of Special Counsel found Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act by "advocating for and against candidates" in the 2017 Alabama Senate race.
In a new report, the OSC special counsel, Henry Kerner, pointed to Conway's TV interviews conducted in her "official capacity" in November and December of last year. The agency said Conway "impermissibly mixed official government business with political views about candidates in the Alabama special election." One of the two interviews was on CNN's "New Day," and the second was on Fox News' "Fox & Friends."
Many are calling on Conway to either resign or be fired.
Trump was just notified that Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act on two occasions last year. This was when she was campaigning on FoxNews & CNN for known pedophile Roy Moore while serving in her official role as a White House Advisor. Which was illegal. Time to #FireConway.
Make no mistake about it, if Trump does not fire Kellyanne Conway after THREE Hatch Act violations another redline will be crossed. He will be saying breaking the law does not matter--I will pardon away any sins. Well, it does matter, & the American people will not tolerate it.
Others believe Conway's violation is just in line with the White House's approach to the rule of law.
The White House has signaled that they intend to do nothing serious to reprimand or punish @KellyannePolls for breaking the law. Trump's White House violates ethics laws & ethics norms routinely. Yet again moving away from democratic rule of law and toward authoritarian impunity. https://t.co/LPS3OdiSYp
Jonah Goldberg argues in the National Review that Conway is treated unfairly by the mainstream media, and she is not the first communications official to lie on behalf of a politician.
Here’s a news flash for the news industry: Birds are gonna fly, fish are gonna swim, and politicians are gonna lie. The assumption that Conway is uniquely dishonest strikes me as not only preposterous but irrelevant. If she’s that dishonest, a good interviewer will make that clear to the viewer. Personally, I think Jake Tapper is more than capable of holding anyone’s feet to the fire.