Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Wednesday blasted the Trump administration for allowing White House staffer Kellyanne Conway to violate the Hatch Act.
At a House hearing on Conway, Ocasio-Cortez presented a video detailing the ways in which the White House aide violated the Hatch Act by attacking Democratic candidates from her official government position.
“Even Sarah Huckabee Sanders acknowledges the bars in the Hatch Act,” the congresswoman explained. “I think this right here gets at the core of what we’re talking about today, is that this is not even partisan because members of Trump’s own administration do not violate the law, this law to the extent that she does.”
“Frankly, when she doesn’t show up to her own congressional hearing today, she’s not just disrespecting Democrats, I don’t mind. That’s something she does on TV every day,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “She disrespects every Republican member of this body and disrespects the power that each and every single one of us has. ”
According to Ocasio-Cortez, Conway’s violations “tap into a deeper narrative” about the Trump administration.
“They believe that the rule of law only belongs and applies to some people and not others,” she stated. “This is a pattern about some people being subject to the rule of law and others not. And when that happens, there is no rule of law at all. At all. And that’s why it’s important that we make sure that everyone is held accountable.”
Watch the video below from C-SPAN.
‘I don’t care’: Watch Kamala Harris shut down Chris Hayes for asking a dumb question about Trump
Sen. Kamala Harris shut down MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes during a post-debate interview on Tuesday evening.
Hayes questioned Harris about her call for Twitter to follow their terms of service and kick President Donald Trump off of the platform.
"Do you think he puts people’s lives in danger when he targets them in tweets?" Hayes asked.
"Absolutely," Harris replied.
"Do you think he knows that?" Hayes asked.
"Does it matter?" Harris replied.
"The fact is he did it. The fact is that he is irresponsible, he is erratic," she explained. "He is like a 2-year-old with a machine gun."
Democrats blast Trump and demand his impeachment at CNN debate
Democratic White House hopefuls united in searing condemnation of Donald Trump during their fourth debate Tuesday, saying the president has broken the law, abused his power, and deserves to be impeached.
From the opening moments, most of the dozen candidates on stage launched fierce broadsides against Trump over the Ukrainian scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.
"The impeachment must go forward," said Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is neck and neck with former vice president Joe Biden at the head of the 2020 nominations race.
"Impeachment is the way that we establish that this man will not be permitted to break the law over and over without consequences," she thundered.
Here are 3 winners and 4 losers from the CNN/NYT Democratic presidential primary debate
Twelve Democrats took to the stage Tuesday night for yet another debate in the party's 2020 president primary hosted by CNN and the New York Times.
After only ten candidates qualified for the previous debate, an additional two — Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and wealthy donor and former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer — made it to the stage this round for an even more crowded event.
The candidates discussed a range of important policy issues, but since the format was a debate, and they're all competing for the same nomination, it is ultimately most critical who won and who lost the night. Here are three winners and four losers — necessarily a subjective assessment, of course — from the debate: