Skip to comments.House Oversight Authorizes Subpoena for Kellyanne Conway Over the Hatch Act
Posted on 06/26/2019 10:37:42 AM PDT by Kaslin
Well, they've gone and done it. The House Oversight and Reform Committee voted to authorize a subpoena for White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway to testify about her potential Hatch Act violations. The panel says that Conway engaged in "egregious, repeated, and very public violations” of the ethics law.
"Here, we have a clear-cut case of a federal employee violating federal law over and over and over again,” Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) alleged on Wednesday after the panel's vote.
Conway knows what's going on. The Democrats on the panel, she said earlier this week, want to silence her.
"They want a big roll of masking tape over my mouth," was how she put it.
Kellyanne Conway dismisses Office of Special Counsel accusing her of repeatedly violating the Hatch Act -- a law intended to bar federal employees from engaging in political activities while on the job.
"They want to silence me ... our position is I haven't violated it." pic.twitter.com/U7XOBS8SMG— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 24, 2019
The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from engaging in political activity. The Office of Special Counsel argues that Conway has broken the laws on more than one occasion, including last year when she weighed in on the Alabama special election and more recently as she has mocked some of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates and their agendas. On June 13, the OSC formally requested that President Trump remove her from office.
President Trump came to the same conclusion and assured Conway that her job and her right to free speech will be protected under his watch. To the dismay of the OSC, Trump said she's not going anywhere. The White House had also blocked Conway from testifying.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, called the Hatch Act charges ludicrous.
Americans hate unfairness.
These supposed "Hatch Act" allegations against @KellyannePolls are ridiculous and unfair. pic.twitter.com/F7ZjsXPLGM— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) June 26, 2019
But one Republican, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), who recently called for Trump's impeachment, voted in favor of the subpoena.
.@justinamash is the only Republican on the House Oversight and Reform Committee to vote yes on a resolution to subpoena Kellyanne Conway for testimony on her violations of the Hatch Act and ethics laws.— Caroline Simon (@carolinesimon66) June 26, 2019
As I recall, Julian Castro was fundraising while at work. You can’t do that.
How could they do this to the wife of an ally?
W T H ?
Readily apparent this is a coordinated effort against Kelly Anne as her numbnutz hubby was lobbing BS the other day.... now this from scumbag Cummquat.
That guy has a screw loose.
This is getting tiresome.
Claim executive privelage and tell Lewis, Nadless and Schiff for Brains to go pound sand.
according to wikipedia...
Agencies and employees prohibited from engaging in partisan political activity
Employees of the following agencies (or agency components), or in the following categories, are subject to more extensive restrictions on their political activities than employees in other departments and agencies:
Administrative law judges (positions described at 5 U.S.C. § 5372)
Central Intelligence Agency
Contract Appeals Boards (positions described at 5 U.S.C. § 5372a)
Criminal Division (Department of Justice)
Defense Intelligence Agency
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Election Commission
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
National Security Agency
National Security Council
Office of Criminal Investigation (Internal Revenue Service)
Office of Investigative Programs (Customs Service)
Office of Law Enforcement (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives)
United States Office of Special Counsel
Senior Executive Service
I don’t see Presidential Spokesperson listed.
I have no choice but to agree with you here. If our side refuses to bring charges against them, they will continue this ridiculous bullshit!
The Democrats in Congress are coming off like a bunch of wannabe judicialists. Instead of the legislators that are supposed to be. American taxpayers are not getting their money’s worth out of this Dogpile
The proofreader for this article didn't notice that the last sentence was in the wrong place.
Known Offshorer, anti American and anti Constitutionalist, Justin AMash, wants Trump's council to the president muzzled by the legislative branch.
Plus there is no right to free speech in the workplace.
I doubt that the Hatch Act even applies to her. Even it its language could be stretched to apply, application would be an unconstitutional violation of separation of powers. Everything a President says and does is necessarily political, so how can any President do what he is elected to do if his close staff is muzzled? Barr can write her an air-tight legal memo insupport of her not showjng.
Well the rats do anything to damage President Trump
it’s on the left side of the Drudge report and all I can say is. “Go KellyAnne” That pic is hilarious.
Ignore Subpoena and tell Secret Service to keep folks away.
They probably don't care if their subpoena is procedurally sound. They just want to provide bogus "ethical" talking points to Trump haters.
Nearly every member of the Obama admin violated the Hatch Act, as has every other admin in our history.
Now, they want to do something about it?
House Oversight Authorizes Subpoena for Kellyanne Conway Over the Hatch Act.
She will undoubtedly tell these demo assholes to go pound sand...and rightly so.
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