Kellyanne Conway Faces Criticism After Possible Violation of Ethics Regulation
The Trump administration is currently under fire for potential ethics violations Thursday due to Kellyanne Conway promoting Ivanka Trump’s clothing line during an interview on Fox and Friends.
“Go buy Ivanka’s stuff,” Kellyanne Conway, a top adviser to the president Donald Trump, said on Fox & Friends to co-host Steve Doocy.
Ivanka Trump has a “wonderful line,” Conway included. “I own some of it. I fully, I’m gonna just going to give a free commercial here. Go buy it today everybody. You can find it online.”
Conway was immediately met with strong criticism regarding the breaking of federal ethic regulations.
House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz strongly addressed Conway for her advertisement.
“That was wrong, wrong, wrong. It is wholly unacceptable. No, if, and’s or buts about it,” the chairman said to NBC News via a phone inquiry.
Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, and the committee’s ranking Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, are “working together to form and send a letter to the White House and Office of Government Ethics for a referral.” Earlier today, Cummings requested that the congressional panel review Conway’s violation.
“It should have never happened, and they better learn their lesson very quickly,” Chaffetz warned.
Chaffetz said he is unsure how this will be resolved or whether his committee will have a hearing looking into the matter, but this letter and referral is a good start.
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