When it comes to Donald Trump’s administration, it seems as though the ability to break the law is a qualifying factor for anyone who wants to work in the White House. The president himself has committed various crimes, and the same can be said for many of his minions. The latest is White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, whose loud mouth has finally gotten her into trouble.
Conway made the ill-fated decision to bash Democratic 2020 contender Joe Biden right on the White House driveway, in her official capacity as an employee, leaving her open to a violation of the Hatch Act. Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) has initiated an investigation on the matter, as Roll Call reported:
Sen. Thomas R. Carper is requesting a formal review of whether senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway has again violated the federal law that’s intended ‘to prevent pernicious political activities.’ In question, this time is whether Conway’s public statements, including from the White House lawn, about a potential 2020 foe of President Donald Trump, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., ran afoul of the Hatch Act — which limits political speech by federal employees, especially while on official time.
‘According to your office, Ms. Conway herself has already violated the Hatch Act on at least two separate occasions during discussions of the candidates in the 2017 Alabama special election for U.S. Senate,’ Carper wrote. ‘These actions demonstrate a troubling lack of concern with Hatch Act compliance on the part of the Trump Administration; instead, senior government officials appear free to use their office to influence political elections regardless of the law.'”
Under the Hatch Act, it would be illegal for any official in the Trump administration to engage in electioneering tasks while on government time. Conway is no stranger to Hatch Act violations, considering she has previously promoted Ivanka Trump’s clothing line through the White House platform on top of other Hatch Act violations. In a White House that believes they are above the law, this investigation just might be what Conway needs to humble herself.
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