Office of Special Counsel recommends firing of Kellyanne Conjob for repeated federal law breaking

Discussion in 'Current Events, Politics and Off Topic Banter' started by NotInRHouse, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. NotInRHouse

    NotInRHouse Legend
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Messages:
    56,776
    Likes Received:
    32,066
    The Office of Special Counsel recommended Thursday that Kellyanne Conway be fired from the federal government for violating the Hatch Act on “numerous occasions.”

    The Hatch Act is a federal law that limits certain political activities of federal employees.

    The OSC, which is separate from the office with a similar name previously run by Robert Mueller, said in a scathing report released Thursday that White House Counselor Conwayviolated the Hatch Act by “disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media.

    “Ms. Conway’s violations, if left unpunished, would send a message to all federal employees that they need not abide by the Hatch Act’s restrictions. Her actions thus erode the principal foundation of our democratic system—the rule of law,” the OSC said in a statement Thursday, noting that Conway has been a “repeat offender.”

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sp...anne-conway-over-alleged-hatch-act-violations
     
  2. RUboston

    RUboston All Conference
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2002
    Messages:
    4,460
    Likes Received:
    6,654
    They are relying on alternative facts.
     
  3. knightfan7

    knightfan7 Hall of Famer
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2003
    Messages:
    38,956
    Likes Received:
    26,602
    Location:
    Manasquan, NJ
    No way she gets fired. She knows too much.
     
  4. knightfan7

    knightfan7 Hall of Famer
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2003
    Messages:
    38,956
    Likes Received:
    26,602
    Location:
    Manasquan, NJ
  5. BROTHERSKINNY

    BROTHERSKINNY All American
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2010
    Messages:
    7,189
    Likes Received:
    4,216
    Kellyanne Kicks Dumbocrat ass and they don't like it! Boo hoo, democrats, Kellyanne is here to stay to kick more democrat ass! LOL!
     
  6. IMARUFAN

    IMARUFAN All Conference
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2015
    Messages:
    3,544
    Likes Received:
    7,741
    Only the best people!!!

    I tell ya ... there's no way to sugar coat this ... Trump and his entire administration has been one huge cluster****.
     
  7. Kbee3

    Kbee3 Hall of Famer
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2002
    Messages:
    30,576
    Likes Received:
    19,937
    How's that swamp draining going ?
     
  8. RM60

    RM60 Heisman Winner
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    Messages:
    13,147
    Likes Received:
    4,927
    Location:
    Highland Park, NJ
    #Swampy #trumpy administration don't care about no stinkin' laws. They do what they want. When they want.








    #FAKEPRESIDENT
     
  9. NotInRHouse

    NotInRHouse Legend
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Messages:
    56,776
    Likes Received:
    32,066
    Law and order at work!
     
  10. Kbee3

    Kbee3 Hall of Famer
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2002
    Messages:
    30,576
    Likes Received:
    19,937
    Kellyanne hasn't been the same since that house fell on her sister.
     
  11. knightfan7

    knightfan7 Hall of Famer
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2003
    Messages:
    38,956
    Likes Received:
    26,602
    Location:
    Manasquan, NJ
    At least with George as their father, her children have one parent to look up to .
     
  12. Kbee3

    Kbee3 Hall of Famer
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2002
    Messages:
    30,576
    Likes Received:
    19,937
    One can only hope that Kellyanne has been teaching them about "alternative facts" and that breaking the law is not a crime.
     
  13. Knight Shift

    Knight Shift Hall of Famer
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 19, 2011
    Messages:
    42,451
    Likes Received:
    30,973
    Location:
    Jersey Shore
    I have a friend who goes to the same church as Kellyanne Conway. Says that she is a very nice person. Some people have a job to do, and they do it. Does not mean they are bad people because you disagree with their politics.

    That aside, I am not an expert on the Hatch Act, but Wikipedia (which is not authoritative) states:
    Permitted and prohibited activities for employees who may not participate in partisan political activity

    These federal employees may:
    • register and vote as they choose
    • assist in voter registration drives
    • express opinions about candidates and issues

    The OSC stated that in one Feb. 19 interview on "Fox & Friends," Conway “insinuated that Senator Booker was ‘sexist’ and a ‘tinny’ ‘motivational speaker,’” and claimed Warren, D-Mass., was “’lying’” about her ethnicity. Conway also “attacked” O’Rourke for not “thinking the women running are good enough to be President.”


    Not quite clear what she said/did is a violation.

    Can someone please explain without attacking, name-calling or innuendo?
     
  14. m1ipabrams

    m1ipabrams All Conference
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Messages:
    3,965
    Likes Received:
    4,580
    Location:
    Downingtown, PA
    She falls into the first category from what I can tell, those that are permitted to participate in partisan political activity.

    Problem here is she is doing so in her official capacity/role. If she were doing it as a private citizen, then no problem, she can have all of the opinions she wants and talk to her friends/nieghbors. But here she is appearing on TV as a senior advisor (taxdollar-paid), and effectively participating in a political campaign.

    "These federal and D.C. employees may not: (bolding below is mine)
      • use official authority or influence to interfere with an election
      • solicit or discourage political activity of anyone with business before their agency
      • solicit or receive political contributions (may be done in certain limited situations by federal labor or other employee organizations)
      • be candidates for public office in partisan elections
      • engage in political activity while:
        • on duty
        • in a government office
        • wearing an official uniform
        • using a government vehicle
    • wear partisan political buttons on duty"
     
  15. knightfan7

    knightfan7 Hall of Famer
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2003
    Messages:
    38,956
    Likes Received:
    26,602
    Location:
    Manasquan, NJ
    Not while she or any federal employee for that matter is acting in a professional capacity. Make a speech? Yes. Acting in her capacity as a white house employee? No. hawking Ivanka Trump products? No.
     
  16. Proud NJ Sports Fan

    Proud NJ Sports Fan Heisman Winner
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    18,377
    Likes Received:
    7,272
    Location:
    Sussex
    OP hates women
     
    RUaMoose likes this.
  17. scarlet_ty

    scarlet_ty All American
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2015
    Messages:
    7,544
    Likes Received:
    11,625
    So fitting!
     
  18. Knight Shift

    Knight Shift Hall of Famer
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 19, 2011
    Messages:
    42,451
    Likes Received:
    30,973
    Location:
    Jersey Shore
    No need to insult her and say her children do not have a mother to look up to.
     
  19. knightfan7

    knightfan7 Hall of Famer
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2003
    Messages:
    38,956
    Likes Received:
    26,602
    Location:
    Manasquan, NJ
    History will judge the alternative facts.
     
  20. Kbee3

    Kbee3 Hall of Famer
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2002
    Messages:
    30,576
    Likes Received:
    19,937
    Oh...yes there is.
    BTW, loved the Bill Maher comment that her position in the White House seemed to be Secretary of Lying to the Press from the Bottom of a Driveway.
     
  21. formerlyknownasrutgers100

    formerlyknownasrutgers100 Heisman Winner
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Messages:
    11,003
    Likes Received:
    9,096
    Former alpine nj resident and a disgrace to nj
     
    NotInRHouse, RUboston and scarlet_ty like this.
  22. Kbee3

    Kbee3 Hall of Famer
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2002
    Messages:
    30,576
    Likes Received:
    19,937
    So, you're saying that breaking the law is a crime ?
     
    NotInRHouse and Scarlet Engineer like this.
  23. RUaMoose

    RUaMoose Heisman Winner
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2004
    Messages:
    14,060
    Likes Received:
    4,147
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    So true. Misogyny on display here
     

Share This Page