Ivanka Trump May Have Just Broken the Law With a Father's Day Tweet to Her Dad, and People Are Pretty Sure They Know What Happens Next
Barely a week after the Office of the Special Counsel (OSC) recommended the removal of presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway over Hatch Act violations, advisor and eldest daughter of President Donald Trump—Ivanka Trump—may soon have to grapple with Hatch Act violations of her own.
The Hatch Act forbids executive branch officials from engaging in political activity or campaigns while employed, with the exception of the President and Vice President.
Federal Ethics Watchdog Recommends Kellyanne Conway Be Fired for Violating the Hatch Act and The White House Just Responded
The Hatch Act of 1939 prohibits executive branch employees—with exception to the President and Vice President—from engaging in political activity. This includes endorsing candidates, appearing at campaign rallies, generating funds for candidates, and other forms that can be seen to give a partisan advantage.
White House aide Kellyanne Conway has come under fire numerous times for perceived Hatch Act violations. Now, the Office of the Special Counsel (unrelated to Special Counsel Robert Mueller) is referring Conway for removal for said violations.
Kellyanne Conway Broke the Law on National Television and Lawrence O'Donnell Just Called Her Out for It
Lawrence O'Donnell accused presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway of breaking federal law when she disparaged Joe Biden in remarks to reporters on the White House lawn. O'Donnell, the host of MSNBC's "The Last Word," says Conway violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits government employees––the exception being elected officials––from using their official positions to influence the result of an election.
"It's against the law for her to be on the subject of Biden," O'Donnell said. "It's against the law for her to be on the subject of Biden. She said that yesterday on the White House driveway to a group of reporters as she was illegally campaigning against Joe Biden for [President] Donald Trump while holding her position on the federal payroll."
White House aide Kellyanne Conway twice violated the Hatch Act during the special US Senate election in Alabama late last year, according to the Office of the Special Counsel.
The Hatch Act of 1939 forbids employees in the Executive Branch from engaging in political activity. During the special election, Conway advocated for candidate Roy Moore (R) and railed against the ultimate winner, Doug Jones (D). Roy Moore was an accused pedophile.