White House Responds After OSC Said Kellyanne Conway Violated Federal Law

The White House issued a response to the news that the Office of Special Counsel has called for Kellyanne Conway’s firing over repeated violations of federal law.

In a statement, the White House said the OSC’s findings “violate her constitutional rights to free speech and due process.”

In a report released on Thursday night, the Office of Special Counsel noted that White House official Kellyanne Conway repeatedly violated the Hatch Act, and recommended President Trump to remove her from federal service.

White House Deputy Press Secretary Steven Groves issued a statement condemning the ruling:

“The Office of Special Counsel’s (OSC) unprecedented actions against Kellyanne Conway are deeply flawed and violate her constitutional rights to free speech and due process,” the statement read. “Others, of all political views, have objected to the OSC’s unclear and unevenly applied rules which have a chilling effect on free speech for all federal employees. Its decisions seem to be influenced by media pressure and liberal organizations — and perhaps OSC should be mindful of its own mandate to act in a fair, impartial, non-political manner, and not misinterpret or weaponize the Hatch Act.”

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