Kellyanne Conway in Hatch Firing Line but Obama Officials Were Ignored
June 18, 2019
A federal agency recommended counselor Kellyanne Conway be fired for repeatedly violating the Hatch Act, but didn't offer similar guidance for Obama-era officials cited for Hatch Act rule-breaking.
The Office of the Special Counsel, headed by Henry Kerner, said last week Conway had repeatedly violated the federal law during official media appearances through her endorsements of President Trump's reelection and attacks on Democrats and recommended she be removed as counselor.
But that investigative body didn't make similar recommendations when two Obama Cabinet officials — Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro — violated the same law, and then-President Barack Obama never fired nor disciplined the top officials for the one-time judgments.
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