Kellyanne Conway ILLEGALLY Promotes Ivanka Trump’s Business
Could The Donald be saying, “YOU’RE FIRED!?”
Just a week after retail giant Nordstrom drops Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump’s Presidential Advisor, Kelly Conway comes under fire. Conway took to ABC’s “This Week” program to endorse the first daughter’s brand, urging consumers to buy. “It’s a wonderful line, I own some of it,” Conway said. “I’m going to give it a free commercial here, go buy it today!”
After Conway was widely criticized by the public, White House Aid, Stephen Miller, quickly came to her defense and defended his colleague, stating the advisor simply made a “lighthearted, flippant” comment and it was “blown way out of proportion by the media.”
Conway’s comment not only received backlash from the public, but from Democratic and Republican lawmakers. Some legal experts have weighed in and say that she he may have violated rules of ethics that strictly prohibit using a public office to endorse products or advance personal business gains.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, said, ”This was a textbook case of a violation of the law. You cannot go out there as an employee of the government and advertise for Ivanka Trump or anybody else, their product, you can’t do that.” Cummings says his committee has no choice but to investigate Conway for breaking the law. The committee chair, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), agreed that Conway’s actions should be investigated.
The White House has since commented that Conway had been “counseled” about the matter, but this may be one of those alternative facts.
A bipartisan letter was sent to the Office of Government Ethics, asking that the office determine whether she should receive a stronger disciplinary action, including suspension, demotion or dismissal.
Conway later appeared on Fox, and when asked about the backlash, said, “I’m not going to comment on that” the president “supports me 100%.”
Stay tuned for more of Conway’s alternative Facts.