Watchdog: Conway Now Has 50+ Hatch Act Violations

Via press release from the watchdog group CREW:

In less than a year, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway appears to have violated the Hatch Act on more than 50 occasions using her @KellyannePolls Twitter account which she uses for both personal and official government business.

On June 13, 2019, Special Counsel Henry Kerner, a Trump appointee, took the unprecedented step of recommending that Conway be removed from public service after finding that her numerous Hatch Act violations on Twitter and in television interviews had continued despite previous findings of violations.

Special Counsel Kerner wrote that Conway’s misconduct “erode[s] the principal foundation of our democratic system–the rule of law.” The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees like Conway from “using their official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election.”

Conway is one of thirteen Trump administration officials that OSC has found in violation of the Hatch Act, part of a pattern of the President and his appointees using the apparatus of the federal government to illegally bolster his personal political interests.

OSC’s June report regarding Conway found that between October 31, 2018 and June 13, 2019, she violated the Hatch Act at least 22 times using her Twitter account. Based on a review by CREW of Conway’s tweets since June 13, 2019, her apparent violations of the Hatch Act using Twitter have now reached more than 50 violations and counting.

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