Conway in the spotlight

Conway in the spotlight

A report from the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) allegedly suggests that Kellyanne Conway could have broken a federal law.

The OSC, which is an independent agency that is supposed to help with enforcing the law, announced on March 6 that they have evidence that Conway broke the Hatch Act.

The Hatch Act is a federal law which prevents government officials (which includes federal, state and local officials) from giving their own views on political candidates while on duty or while they are in their official capacity.

Despite how the law is almost 80 years old, several federal employees before Conway have allegedly broken the law, with the White House social media director Dan Scavino and US ambassador Nikki Haley both being reprimanded last year about their individually-related activities that went against the Hatch Act.

On the March 6 report, the OSC claimed that Conway violated the Hatch Act two times last year, both in reference to Alabama’s election. During both interviews, she put down Doug Jones and allegedly supported his opponent, Roy Moore.

Evidence for Conway breaking the law can be found in her Fox and Friends interview last November, where she states, “Doug Jones in Alabama, folks don’t be fooled. He’ll be a vote against tax cuts. He’s weak on crime, weak on borders. He’s strong on raising your taxes. He’s terrible for property owners. And Doug Jones is a doctrinaire liberal, which is why he’s not saying anything and why the media are trying to boost him.”

When the OSC sent their report to the White House, the White House disputed the findings.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders noted in a briefing the next day, “She [Conway] didn’t advocate for or against the election of any particular candidate. She simply expressed the President’s obvious position specific to policy, that he have people in the House and Senate who would support his agenda.”

On a Fox News appearance on March 8, Conway avoided answering what punishment she may receive but did state that she talked with Trump about the allegations.

“I have not made a comment on this at all and I won’t today,” she told Fox News.

Considering how much Hillcrest High students seem to love Trump, this will not be something these students will be happy about.