Complaint filed against Conway for violating Hatch Act (video)


Top Trump advisor, Kellyanne Conway is being attacked by an ethics chief for former President George W. Bush.

Richard Painter on Wednesday tweeted that Conway should be fired for her comments about the Alabama Senate race, which has been under scrutiny ever since Judge Roy Moore was accused of sexual wrong doings.

Richard Painter tweeted that Conway’s interview on Fox & Friends, in which she criticized Democratic candidate Doug Jones and encouraged voters to support GOP candidate Roy Moore, are in violation of federal law.

“She has violated the Hatch Act by using her position to take sides in a partisan election,” Painter tweeted. “That is a firing offense.”

Painter’s tweet comes on the heels of a complaint filed against Conway.

Obama-era ethics chief Walter Shaub filed a complaint against Conway on Wednesday for violation of the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from making partisan remarks that could influence an election while using their official titles.

“It seems pretty clear she was appearing in her official capacity when she advocated against a candidate,” Shaub said Wednesday, referring to the Conway / Fox News interview in question. Conway held the interview in front of the White House.

Conway did not say that Alabamians should vote for Roy Moore, but she ripped into the other candidate and said that Moore would support the GOP’s tax-reform efforts.

Below is the complete interview. Her remarks on the Alabama race begin at about the 2 minute mark.

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