Desperate Dems Single Out & Subpoena Kellyanne Conway
Democrats suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome can’t seem to imagine a future time when their own dirty tricks and violations of civilized standards will be turned against them.
In their latest full-blown episode of TDS, the House Judiciary Committee under Chairman Jerald Nadler (D-NY) has voted to subpoena Kellyanne Conway over supposed violations of the Hatch Act of 1939.
This is literally unprecedented in the entire history of the Hatch Act, but Democrats are no longer sane. They’ve been driven completely mad and are delusional at the fact that the American people rejected Washington DC’s elites by electing Donald Trump.
Kellyanne Conway is a “counselor to the president.” This a pretty vague Executive branch job that simply means she is one of the president’s top advisers. The duties of counselors to the president vary between administrations.
For example, Valerie Jarrett was counselor to the president under Barack Obama; her main duty was to ensure that terrorist Muslim Brotherhood operatives were inserted into every department in the federal government, especially the Pentagon and the Department of Defense.
Karl Rove was counselor to the president under George W. Bush; his job was to push globalist policies that would enrage the American people so much that Republicans would lose the House, the Senate and ultimately the White House in 2008.
For Kellyanne Conway, her main duty is to oversee White House efforts to address the opioid overdose epidemic.
Kellyanne Conway has been accused by the Office of Special Counsel of “unprecedented” violations of the Hatch Act. What does this mean?
The Hatch Act, in a nutshell, prohibits Executive branch employees from engaging in partisan political activities while they are on the clock at taxpayer expense.
An example of a real Hatch Act violation would be when an Executive branch employee sends out a mass email from their government email account, requesting donations for the Trump 2020 campaign.
Another example would be if an IRS villainess (Lois Lerner) were to approve nonprofit status for a fake charity run by the president’s brother (Roy Obama), while denying nonprofit status to Tea Party organizations for years to impact the outcome of an election.
Forcing Executive branch employees to wear a big Trump/Pence 2020 button on their lapels when they go out to lunch would be another example.
If you’re on the clock for the Executive branch, your work is supposed to center around that, and any partisan campaigning that you do needs to be on your own time. Kellyanne Conway isn’t accused of doing any of those sorts of things.
What if a reporter jumps out from behind the bushes at the White House, sticks a microphone in an Executive branch employee’s face, and asks them a partisan question?
Suppose that employee gets annoyed with the constant partisan bias from the press and responds to their questions in a snarky fashion.
They might say, for example, that Democrats are morons who are incapable of running the House like adults. They might say that the Mueller investigation is a partisan witch hunt and an illegal coup attempt to remove the president. They might say all sorts of things in that situation that make liberals feel completely butt-hurt. Would those be violations of the Hatch Act?
Actually, no. Executive branch employees have a right to free speech, the same as anyone else.
Elected Members of Congress go on Fox News, CNN and MSNBC all the time and say partisan things about the other side. No one has ever suggested that they are violating campaign rules for doing so, even though it gives incumbents an obvious political advantage over anyone who runs against them.
Executive branch employees have always been treated the same way. Until now.
Kellyanne Conway is not accused of violating the Hatch Act because she was “campaigning” by responding to reporters’ questions.
She stands accused of violating the Hatch Act because she literally hurt a liberal bureaucrat’s feelings in the Office of Special Counsel. That is an unprecedented violation of the meaning of the Hatch Act.
When Nadler’s committee called Conway to testify – with only 16 hours’ notice – the White House refused to comply.
Nadler’s immediate response was to hold a vote to subpoena Kellyanne Conway to compel her to testify… for speaking to reporters.
This is uncharted territory, but Republicans need to take note of it. Save this dirty trick for the next time a Democrat is in the White House.
The only way they’ll ever learn their lesson is if we start punching them back twice as hard.