Office of Special Counsel recommends removing Kellyanne Conway from federal service over her repeated violations of the Hatch Act
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the agency that investigates and prosecutes political corruption, on Thursday recommended the removal of Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway over her repeated violations of the Hatch Act, according to a statement released by the office.According to the OSC, the office sent President Donald Trump a report on Thursday “finding that [Conway] violated the Hate Act on numerous occasions by disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity” on TV and social media.
The statement lists several instances where Conway “advocated for an against candidates in the 2017 Alabama special election” between Sen. Doug Jones and Roy Moore, as well as her inclination to “[downplay] the significance of the law as applied to her.” Per the OSC statement, “When asked about the Hatch Act” on May 29, 2019, Conway “stated, ‘If you’re trying to silence me through the Hatch Act, it’s not going to work.”
In addition to using her platform to disparage Democrats, Conway has also come under fire for promoting Ivanka Trump’s products. In 2017, she appeared on Fox News, telling viewers, “Go buy Ivanka’s stuff.”
You can read the full OSC statement below.
Wow. The Office of Special Counsel finds that @KellyannePolls repeatedly violated the Hatch Act and **is recommendi… https://t.co/AkQ09pIe75— Alex Mallin (@Alex Mallin)1560441161.0