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After Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway failed to appear to testify on her Hatch Act violations before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Monday, Democrats, watchdog and advocacy groups called for her to be fired and even put in prison.
White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, in a letter to the committee's chairman Elijah Cummings, wrote, "Ms. Conway cannot be compelled to testify before Congress with respect to matters related to her service as a senior adviser to the president" and that "the President has directed Ms. Conway not to appear at the Committee's scheduled hearing on Monday, July 15, 2019."
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Accordingly, Conway did not show up to testify on the Office of Special Counsel's conclusion in June that she broke the federal law prohibiting executive branch employees from influencing the outcome of an election, and recommending that Trump remove her from serving in government.
In a statement Monday afternoon, Sean Eldridge, president of the progressive advocacy group Stand Up America, said that Conway is "unfit to serve the American people in any capacity" and that "as the U.S. Office of Special Counsel recommended, she should immediately be fired."
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"By willfully defying this congressional subpoena, Conway has once again showcased her blatant disregard for the rule of law — and Congress should immediately begin proceedings to hold her in contempt," stated Eldridge, who leads the organization with more than two million members nationwide. "Kellyanne Conway has stopped at nothing to hide the truth about Trump's abuses of power and conflicts of interest from the American people."
Scott Dworkin, co-founder of The Democratic Coalition, told Newsweek that Conway "absolutely" should be fired for countless reasons, and that "Conway should...
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