Kellyanne Jokes About Going To Jail For Hatch Act Violation (VIDEO)

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The Trump administration has made it abundantly clear that ethics and laws mean nothing to them. For the second time in a week, a Trump official was told that she is breaking the law by violating The Hatch Act only to respond with a shrug.

The purpose of The Hatch Act is “to ensure that federal programs are administered in a nonpartisan fashion, to protect federal employees from political coercion in the workplace, and to ensure that federal employees are advanced based on merit and not based on political affiliation.” Trump’s advisor, Kellyanne Conway, has broken this law before but continues to ignore it.

MSN reports:

‘Conway tore into the former vice president and senator over his vote on the 1994 crime bill, his role in overseeing the 1991 Anita Hill hearing and his record on immigration as she fielded questions from reporters outside the White House. But she insisted she was not commenting on the 2020 election and that she has a right to size up the record of her boss’s potential opponent.’

When reporters at the White House asked her about these violations, Conway continued to talk about Joe Biden, Trump’s top contender in the upcoming 2020 presidential race, saying she had “a right” to talk about his record. While she certainly has the right to freedom of speech, White House ethics are protected by the law, and Conway clearly doesn’t care about ethics.

‘Blah, blah, blah. If you’re trying to silence me through the Hatch Act, it’s not going to work. Let me know when the jail sentence starts.’

This isn’t the first time Conway has brazenly violated that law. During the 2018 midterms, Conway backed the credibly accused pedophile Roy Moore during an interview on Fox & Friends, after which the OSC notified the White House. Nothing happened, and Conway continues to violate the law. There will be no jail sentence, as the law is civil. But this flagrant ignoring of the law is a symptom of a larger problem that will continue to go unaddressed until Trump leaves the White House.

‘The OSC – an entity separate from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation – determined in March 2018 that Conway had violated the Hatch Act with two separate interviews related to the Alabama Senate special election in 2017.

‘The report cited interviews Conway gave in her official capacity to “Fox & Friends” on Fox News and “New Day” on CNN in which she described then-candidate Doug Jones as “weak on crime” and a likely vote against Trump-backed tax cuts. Jones went on to defeat Roy Moore.’

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