‘They Want To Silence Me’: Kellyanne Violated The Hatch Act, Now She’s Blaming Dems
Kellyanne Conway appeared on Fox & Friends on Monday in an attempt to clear her name after being accused of violating the Hatch Act. The White House counselor told the right-wing network that her allegations are strictly political after a House committee floated a subpoena for her.
The House Oversight and Reform Committee will vote this week on a subpoena to compel Conway to testify on the Office of Special Counsel’s finding that she violated the law barring officials from weighing in on elections in their government capacity.
“You know what they’re mad about?” Conway said during her appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Monday. “They want to put a big roll of masking tape over my mouth because I helped as the campaign manager for the successful part of the campaign.”
“I helped by being on television, by being on radio, I helped and they want to silence me now,” she added. “This is my First Amendment right, they want to chill free speech because they don’t know how to beat [Trump] at the ballot box.”
Conway also claimed she would become the first West Wing employee to be “hauled in front of Congress to talk about the Hatch Act.”
She accused Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a watchdog group that has filed repeated complaints about Conway and other White House staffers, of “trying to weaponize the Hatch Act.”
“They don’t like the fact that I’m so effective at a tiny piece of my job,” Conway said.
Take a look at her comments in the video clip below:
Kellyanne Conway dismisses Office of Special Counsel accusing her of repeatedly violating the Hatch Act — a law intended to bar federal employees from engaging in political activities while on the job.
"They want to silence me … our position is I haven't violated it." pic.twitter.com/U7XOBS8SMG
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 24, 2019