OSC: Fire Kellyanne Conway for engaging in political advocacy while a presidential aide

OSC: Fire Kellyanne Conway for engaging in political advocacy while a presidential aide

[Ed. – Huh? That, translated, is what it means to urge that she be fired for “violating the Hatch Act.” Her job is supposed to be political advocacy.  It’s what we elect presidents for.  It’s not what we hire EPA researchers for; hence the distinction.]

The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) recommended Thursday that White House adviser Kellyanne Conway be fired for repeated violations of the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in political advocacy while serving in their official capacity.

The OSC — a watchdog agency that is charged with enforcing the Hatch Act and is unrelated to Robert Mueller — sent a letter to Trump Thursday morning that accuses Conway of “disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media.”

Due to Conway’s status as a “repeat offender,” the OSC, which is run by Trump appointee Henry Kerner, recommended that she be removed so that her fellow federal employees understand there will be consequences for violating the law.

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