Kellyanne Conway gets busted for violating the Hatch Act

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway stood on the White House driveway on Wednesday and attacked Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden while speaking to reporters, and broke the law in the process.

The Hatch Act forbids executive branch employees from engaging in political activities while on duty or on federal property. But Conway is so desperate to attack Biden now that he’s the top threat to Trump’s re-election that she willfully broke the law again.

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So, Kellyanne Conway not only engaged in political activity while working in her capacity as White House counselor, she did so on White House grounds, which is federal property. It’s a double whammy that MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell pointed out during his show.

This is Conway’s third violation of the long-established law, and she can and should be prosecuted for it.

In March of last year, CNN reported that the Office of Special Counsel referred her for disciplinary action for two violations of the Hatch Act in 2017.

The US Office of Special Counsel announced Tuesday that White House aide Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act on two occasions by “advocating for and against candidates” in last year’s Alabama Senate special election.

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.”

Legal experts slammed Conway for her latest violation.

This isn’t just some ethics violation. Kellyanne actually broke the law and she should face serious consequences. Republicans simply can’t call themselves the “law and order” party if they continue to let Trump and his cronies break it. It’s not like she accidentally broke the law. This is the third time she’s violated it and it needs to be stopped.

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