Washington, 1 .- More than 15,000 people have signed a document demanding the president of the United States, Donald Trump, to fire his adviser Kellyanne Conway for having repeatedly violated the law by taking advantage of his public office to campaign President’s favor.
Last Thursday it was revealed that Trump received a report in which the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSC), an independent official organization that monitors possible legal infractions in the Government, accused Conway of violating the so-called Hatch Law in numerous occasions
This legislation explicitly prohibits government officials from using their position to influence elections in the country.
“The conclusions of the OSC are unprecedented, and such violations, as well as their disdain for the law expressed publicly, make it clear that the dismissal of Conway is necessary to preserve compliance with the laws,” says the organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), which was the one that denounced the situation at first.
CREW has posted this message on its website, along with a form that allows citizens to join this initiative and that, at the moment, has 15,737 signatures.
Conway, one of the most media figures in the White House, violated that legislation by “denigrating Democratic presidential candidates in television interviews and on social networks, in which she spoke in the performance of her official position” as a government official, explained the OSC in your document.
“If Ms. Conway’s violations (of the law) are not punished, a message will be sent to all federal employees that they do not need to comply with the restrictions of the Hatch Act.” Her actions therefore erode the principal basis of our democratic system: the rule of law “, sentenced the CSO.
Far from accepting the guilt of his counselor, this Friday, in an interview with the Fox network, Trump dismissed his dismissal and said he believed that “they are trying to deprive her of freedom of expression,” which she described as “unfair”.
It is not the first time that Conway is reprimanded by the OSC, which last year already accused him of having violated this law dating from 1939 by promoting in interviews the Senate candidacy of Roy Moore, an ex-judge accused of sexual abuse of minors and that finally lost the elections.
Conway, 52, was Trump’s third and last campaign leader in the 2016 election, and since coming to the White House in January 2017 she has been heavily involved in issues related to party politics and electoral strategy (EFEUSA)