The left is demanding that Kellyanne Conway be stripped of her job for allegedly violating the Hatch Act:
Kellyanne Conway on Monday claimed allegations she violated the Hatch Act are politically motivated, after a House committee floated a subpoena for the White House counselor.
The House Oversight and Reform Committee will vote this week on a subpoena to compel Conway to testify on the Office of Special Counsel’s finding that she violated the law barring officials from weighing in on elections in their government capacity.
“You know what they’re mad about?” Conway said during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Monday. “They want to put a big roll of masking tape over my mouth because I helped as the campaign manager for the successful part of the campaign.”
“I helped by being on television, by being on radio, I helped and they want to silence me now,” she continued. “This is my First Amendment right, they want to chill free speech because they don’t know how to beat [Trump] at the ballot box.”
Conway argued the law is unclear whether it applies to an assistant to the president; that she hasn’t violated the statute; that Democrats are attempting to silence her right to free speech; and that a watchdog group responsible for numerous Hatch Act complaints is a “left-wing propaganda machine.”
That would be fine with me as long as Julian Castro is prosecuted first:
Ethics agency says HUD chief Castro violated Hatch Act
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro violated a federal law against politicking on the job earlier this year when he fielded a journalist’s questions about the presidential race and his own chances of being chosen as Hillary Clinton’s running mate, a federal ethics watchdog agency has found.
The Office of Special Counsel determined that Castro ran afoul of the Hatch Act during his April 4, 2016, interview with Yahoo News anchor Katie Couric, even though he stressed that he was answering her political questions in his personal capacity.
“OSC concluded that Secretary Castro violated the Hatch Act by advocating for and against Presidential candidates,” Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner wrote in a letter to President Barack Obama Monday. “Secretary Castro’s statements during the interview impermissibly mixed his personal political views with official agency business despite his efforts to clarify that some answers were being given in his personal capacity.”
When Couric turned from official matters to politics in the interview, asking about his endorsement of Clinton in the presidential race, Castro said, “Now, taking off my HUD hat for a second and just speaking individually, it is very clear that Hillary Clinton is the most experienced, thoughtful, and prepared candidate for President that we have this year.”
Castro called for Conway’s resignation. The clueless dumbass doesn’t even come close to seeing the irony.
Mainly, the left likes to dream up crimes committed by Trump and the Trump administration for the purpose of accusation. It is nothing less than a joke that Cummings, under suspicion for steeling from non-profits, investigating ANYONE’S ethics. But, that’s Democrats for you.