Rep. Jordan at Hatch Act Hearing: No One Should Be Surprised Kellyanne Didn't Show Up

Townhall | 7/16/2019 | Staff
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UPDATE: Conway reacted to Rep. Cummings's threat to hold her in contempt during a Fox News interview on Tuesday.

"This is the latest example of harassment and embarrassment," she said.

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She has every right to not show up to the House Oversight hearings because as a White House senior adviser she has the right to immunity. But, she's "happy to testify" because she's "done nothing wrong."

"This about me going on TV and stating facts," she insisted, referring to her statements about 2020 presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. They are old, white career politicians, she noted.

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Part Two of the House Oversight and Reform Committee's "Violations of the Hatch Act Under the Trump Administration" convened on Monday, and once again the star witness did not show. The White House told Chairman Elijah Cummings once before - and again just 25 minutes before Monday's meeting - that Counselor Kellyanne Conway had no obligation to attend their little charade.

Cummings responded with a threat. He said Conway must show up to testify, or they will vote to hold her in contempt during a "business meeting" on July 25.

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"She has repeatedly and flagrantly" abused her office, Cummings alleged.

Conway is accused of violating the Hatch Act on a few different occasions. Once, when she appeared to weigh in on the 2017 Alabama special election. Another when she criticized the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. The Office of Special Counsel charged her not only with a violation, but for mocking the...
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