House Democrats cancel contemptuous vote for Kellyanne Conway after the Trump assistant refused to testify
No contemptuous vote for Kellyanne Conway as House Democrats mysteriously cancel moment of reckoning for Trump assistant who refused to testify
- The House Oversight Committee has delayed a vote to hold President Kellyanne Conway counselor in contempt for the congress
- & # 39; I postpone the committee's vote while working with the White House to reach accommodation & # 39 ;, said regulator Elijah Cummings
- He added that she should be held responsible & # 39; & # 39; suggesting that the panel is by no means over the issue
- The vote was scheduled after Conway refused to appear earlier this month to testify before the panel, although she was summoned
- The White House sent a letter to the committee at the time and reiterated that its position is that presidential advisers are immune
- Oversight issued the summons after an oversight group accused Conway of violating the Hatch Act
- The Hatch Act prevents federal government employees from engaging in campaign activity
The planned vote to keep Kellyanne Conway in contempt for Congress was postponed on Wednesday evening.
The House Oversight Committee originally intended to vote on Thursday morning to recommend the Conway Chamber of Representatives out of contempt for refusing to comply with a congress summons.
& # 39; I postpone the committee's vote while working with the White House to reach accommodation, & # 39; said regulator Elijah Cummings on Wednesday in a statement.
& # 39; Madam. Conway has violated the law several times and must be called to account, & he continued, suggesting that the panel would not drop the case just because the vote was canceled.
The House Oversight Committee postponed a vote to postpone White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway (photo) for contempt for Congress because it refused to comply with a summons from the congress to testify earlier this month
& # 39; I postpone the committee's vote while working with the White House to reach accommodation, & # 39; said regulator Elijah Cummings on Wednesday in a statement. & # 39; Madam. Conway has violated the law several times and must be called to account & # 39;
Supervision issued a summons on 26 June for White House counsel to testify before the panel following a report from a government watchdog who claimed she had violated the Hatch Act.
The Hatch Act prohibits federal government employees from participating in campaign activities – and the Office of the Special Counsel, which is completely separate from the office previously run by Robert Mueller, says Conway has violated this rule.
The report alleges that President Trump's counselor campaigned by scorning & # 39; Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official position during official television interviews and on social media.
The report recommended that she be fired.
Conway often appears on TV as a surrogate for the president, and does not hesitate to criticize those who want to become the Democratic candidate to take on Trump in 2020.
The original oversight committee's hearing was to ask Conway questions about allegations of violating the Hatch Act – meaning that she was unlawfully involved in campaigning as a federal government employee
Conway often appears on TV to speak on behalf of the president, but has also made negative comments about democratic candidates fighting Trump in 2020. This role can be seen as her participation in both the White House office and the re-election campaign, which conflict with the Hatch Act
Conway said she would testify because she doesn't think she violated laws, but isn't going to because it would set a bad precedent that it's OK to sue presidential advisers
Conway was summoned on July 15 to testify before the House Oversight Committee, but did not appear before the hearing.
Instead, a White House lawyer sent a letter to Cummings stating that she would not testify, arguing that all presidential advisers are immune to Congress's compliance with such subpoenas.
A day later, on July 16, Conway defends ignoring the summons, she considers herself a martyr for taking & # 39; for the team & # 39; and refuses to set a bad precedent.
& # 39; I'd like to testify. I have nothing to hide. I didn't do anything wrong, & Conway told Fox News in an interview. & # 39; I would really like to testify, but I am taking one for the team here because there is a long tradition of claiming immunity and not letting people like me testify. & # 39;
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