White House counselor Kellyanne Conway has been caught multiple times now violating the Hatch Act, which bars most executive branch employees from engaging in political activity.
But despite U.S. Office of Special Counsel’s recommendation that Conway be fired from her post for repeatedly breaking the law, the Trump White House has defiantly kept her on board and has accused her critics of trying to violate her free speech rights.
Appearing on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning, Conway was asked what she made of the charges leveled against her — and she took the opportunity to lash out against former Vice President Joe Biden, which would once again seem to be a flagrant violation of the Hatch Act.
“The Hatch Act means you can’t advocate for or against the election of an individual,” Conway said. “And if I’m talking about the failures of Obama-Bidencare, if I’m talking about the fact that 28 million Americans have no health insurance, that’s a fact! If I’m quoting what some of the candidates are saying about the other candidates, I’m just repeating the news to you!”
Conway then suggested that talk of the Hatch Act was part of a broader conspiracy to silence her.
“You know what they’re mad about?” she asked rhetorically. “They want to put a big roll of masking tape over my mouth!”
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New York firefighter gets emotional talking about EMTs who feel guilty they’re too sick to work
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Anthony Almojera, an EMS Lieutenant-paramedic for the FDNY told CNN Tuesday that he doesn't know how they're managing the constant influx of calls for help from New Yorkers.
"It's truly a testament to the EMS workers that we have here, the EMTs and medics," he told host Jim Sciutto. "It's pretty amazing to see how they're going out in spite of seeing all their co-workers get sick. It's frightening for a lot of us. We don't want to bring it home. We don't want to get sick with it but, you know, this is our job, we treat the sick and injured. We still have all of our regular 9-1-1 calls. It's truly a testament to the EMTs."
Trump’s history as a sketchy vitamin company pitchman might help explain his hydroxychloroquine obsession: report
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Writing for the conservative Bulwark, Tim Miller posed the question: "Why is Trump obsessed with hydroxychloroquine?' by noting the president has become one of, if not its biggest, proponents.
WATCH: Massive number of Milwaukee voters risk their health after state GOP refuses to postpone election
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday ordered the postponement of his state's primary elections, but that order was quickly shot down by the Republican-controlled state Supreme Court at the behest of the GOP-controlled state legislature.
Evers wanted to delay the election because the COVID-19 pandemic would put Wisconsin voters at risk of contracting coronavirus, but Republicans in the state refused to go along with a plan to hold the election on June 9th.