Okay, I get it, Kellyanne Conway screwed up. But the reaction, especially from the liberals has been way overblown. So overblown that it would not be surprising to see Chuck Schumer in front of the TV cameras, his glasses halfway down his nose, tears streaming down his eyes, as he calls for Conway to face the death penalty for her crime.
Ms. Conway was on “Fox and Friends” Thursday morning and she was asked about Nordstrom dropping Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, Some people believe the Nordstrom decision was not based on the clothing line’s sales but because of the politics of Ivanka’s dad the president. Conway answered the question by praising the president’s daughter as a “very successful businesswoman” and a “champion for women empowerment,” and offered statistics about how many stores sell her merchandise.
That’s when she made her mistake, Ms. Conway followed up with an endorsement of Ivanka’s line.
“Go buy Ivanka’s stuff, It’s a wonderful line, I own some of it. I’m just going to give a free commercial here: go buy it today, everybody. You can find it online.”
Apparently Conway’s endorsement broke the law. The Federal code 5 C.F.R. 2635.702, prohibits the use of public office to endorse a product:
§2635.702: Use of public office for private gain–An employee shall not use his public office for his own private gain, for the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise, or for the private gain of friends, relatives, or persons with whom the employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity, including nonprofit organizations of which the employee is an officer or member, and persons with whom the employee has or seeks employment or business relations.
Conway did not make the statement for her ow…
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