Walter Shaub, the former White House Ethics Chief, who resigned citing the Trump administration’s lack of ethics, has just called for senior counsel to the president, Kellyanne Conway, to be fired from her position. Shaub believes that Conway violated the Hatch Act.
Shaub took to the Donald Trump’s favorite social media platform, Twitter, to call out the nonexistent ethics of the Trump administration:
Unbelievable. Spending almost a quarter hour defending Roy Moore and attacking Doug Jones is still a Hatch Act violation even if you play the word game of couching it as POTUS’s view, @KellyannePolls, and mocking those who try to hold you accountable /1 https://t.co/tAre91R9JS
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) December 6, 2017
You can see the best reactions to Shaub’s Twitter rant in the comments below:
Shaub, who was nominated by President Obama, resigned as top ethics watch dog, resigned citing the Trump administration’s lack of ethics. You can watch a clip from CBS’ This Morning, featuring the former Ethics Chief and his explanation for resigning:
Shaun also appeared on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show after his resignation. You can see a segment from that episode in the video below:
In late November Shaub wrote a piece for The Washington Post, titled “Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act. Will she be charged?” The former Ethics Chief pointed out that when presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared on “Fox and Friends” in an official capacity she violated the Hatch Act.
‘In discussing whether the president has enough votes to get a tax bill through the Senate, Conway (without prompting attacked Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Alabama. “And Doug Jones in Alabama?” she said, “Folks don’t be fooled. He’ll be a vote against tax cuts. He’s weak on crime, weak on borders. He’s strong on raising your taxes. He’s terrible for property owners.’
‘Conway’s intent was clear enough already, but she decided to make it clearer. “I’m telling you that we want the votes in the Senate to get this tax bill through,” she admitted. Playing down the sexual misconduct allegations against Jones’s Republican opponent Roy Moore. Conway added, “If the media were really concerned about all these allegations and that was what this was truly about with the Democrats, Al Franken would be on the ash heap of bygone, half-funny comedians.”‘
When it was pointed out by one of the shows hosts that the Republican National Committee had already agreed to withdraw support from Roy Moore, Conway responded by deflecting and insisting Jones should be the focus, and not more.
‘Nobody ever says his name, and they pretend he’s some kind of conservative Democrat, he’s not.’
You can watch the “Fox and Friends” segment in the video below:
Shaub points out that Conway clearly violated the Hatch Act, as a result the Campaign Legal Center, where Shaub serves as senior director) filed a complaint against Kellyanne Conway with the Office of Special Counsel. The response to the complaint from the White House was a smoke screen the Trump administration, in a very short period of time, has become known for. The White House insists that Conway was simply “championing the president’s agenda.” However, whether or not that is true does not negate that Kellyanne, an executive branch employee, used her position to influence an election, hence her violation of the Hatch Act.
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