Last year, an investigation by the U.S. special counsel found that Kellyanne Conway, in her role as counselor to the president, had violated the Hatch Act “repeatedly” and recommended that she be fired, just as any other federal employee would be.
Conway didn’t take it well. Here’s what she said:
“Blah, blah, blah. If you’re trying to silence me through the Hatch Act, it’s not going to work. Let me know when the jail sentence starts.”
Law and order!
Conway knew she wasn’t going to jail, no matter what the blah law blah said. Enforcement of the Hatch Act on political appointees is the president’s prerogative, by custom. And this president does not enforce the law against people who are loyal to him.