Resistance Twitter is pretty psyched that they think they’ve caught Kellyanne Conway in another violation of the Hatch Act, this time when she criticized Dem Joe Biden while speaking on the driveway of the White House:
— The Last Word (@TheLastWord) May 2, 2019
Say it, Lawrence: LOCK HER UP:
Warning: watching or retweeting this video could get Kellyanne Conway in legal trouble. https://t.co/EqQgpadzNo
— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) May 2, 2019
Richard Painter, who was the “ethics chief” in the George W. Bush administration, called for her to be fired:
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) May 3, 2019
It’s a “slam dunk,” he said:
Painter told Newsweek on Thursday that Conway is “obviously attacking Joe Biden,” and, “this is a slam dunk Hatch Act violation.”
“She did it before, she got away with it when she trashed Doug Jones, and goes to the exact same spot trashing Joe Biden,” Painter said, referring to late 2017 when Conway slammed then-Senate candidate Democrat Doug Jones in front of the White House.
Hold on, we’re still laughing at them:
— DrainTheSwamp ⏳ (@DrainedTheSwamp) May 3, 2019
They got Trump now! (This is written in sarcasm font):
THIS will be the thing that finally brings down Trump!!!!!!!
— GayPatriot Is Awful (@BruceTheGay) May 3, 2019
And it will get dumber:
This is one of the dumbest attempts to smear a Trump admin staffer since…well, yesterday. https://t.co/OcUz5HwFBc
— Bluto For America (@Crapplefratz) May 3, 2019
Of note, she’s been reprimanded for this before:
The US Office of Special Counsel says WH aide Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act on two occasions — interviews on CNN and Fox — last year when she advocated for and against candidates in the Alabama Senate special election.
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) March 6, 2018
Kellyanne Conway is under investigation for violating the Hatch Act, which prohibits certain political activity by federal employees. Removal from her job is the penalty under the Act. https://t.co/am272meHbY
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) November 30, 2017