The Office of Special Counsel has just recommended that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway be removed from her position due to repeated violations of the Hatch Act.
Liz Hempowicz, Director of Public Policy at the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), stated:
I’m very glad to see the Office of Special Counsel is continuing to take the Hatch Act seriously, even though Kellyanne Conway clearly doesn’t. The Hatch Act contains vital provisions to keep partisan politics out of the executive branch, and enforcing it at the highest level of government is in the best interest of each American citizen.
Ms. Conway, while maintaining her position in the White House, represents the Administration. It’s untenable for a senior counselor to the President to decide that civil law is no longer something she is bound by. No one is above the law.