February 11, 2017
Jason Chaffetz, the California Jew who became a Utah “Mormon” Republican Representative overnight, is using his position at the House Oversight Committee to legalistically needle Kellyanne Conway.
Chaffetz is making hay by citing an “ethics violation” by the Trump administration over Kellyanne Conway’s off-the-cuff and innocent remark to support Ivanka Trump’s brand in response to the TJ Maxx/Nordstrom boycott. There is no evidence that Conway personally profits from sales of Ivanka Trump’s clothes, but the Congressional Judenrat is demanding the unironically titled “Office on Government Ethics” have her reprimanded, suspended, or even fired over it.
The Republican and Democratic heads of the House Committee On Oversight and Government Reform filed a letter on Thursday requesting the independent government watchdog begin a review of President Donald Trump’s counselor following her endorsement of Ivanka Trump’s fashion line.
In a letter to the Office of Government Ethics, Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Elijah Cummings wrote that they had “extremely serious concerns” that Kellyanne Conway violated federal ethics rules when she appeared on Fox News on Thursday and explicitly endorsed Ivanka Trump’s fashion line, which was dropped by Nordstrom after the retailer claimed the sales were slow.
“Conway’s statements from the White House using her official title could appear to constitute an explicit endorsement, and advertisement for Ivanka Trump’s personal business activities,” the ranking members wrote.
The letter continued: “We request you review Conway’s statements and act promptly based on the basis of your findings. We also ask you to report back to the committee with your recommendations for disciplinary action, if warranted.”
The letter permitted the OGE to review Conway’s conduct for a potential ethics violation and recommend a punishment, including “reprimand, suspension, demotion, or dismissal.”
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) February 9, 2017
Alright, so technically you’re not supposed to do that. But Conway is one of the best PR people in the field, all it takes is a warning.
But this is purely political, hence the mountain out of the molehill. Chaffetz has always been hostile to Donald Trump, and was one of the most vocal members of the Jewish protest movement called “Never Trump” until about two weeks before the election.
The GOP cuckgress has been fairly well-behaved, they are for the most part doing their job of representing their constituents and supporting the duly elected President of their party so far.
But don’t expect finks like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell to keep this up forever. They are biding their time until the 2018 elections are over, since they know that if they obstruct the president right now their voters will punish them.
Trump won 61% of real Mormons nationwide. Representative Chaffetz is not representing them.
How this sheeny weasel Chaffetz managed to convince the people of Utah with his “How do you do, fellow Mormons” act is impossible to quantify. One thing that is true, when push comes to shove, he takes off the magic underwear and puts on the yarmulke.