While there’s been a lot of discussion today about Michael Flynn’s resignation today, he’s not the only member of the Trump Administration that’s in the hot seat. Walter Shaub, the director of the Office of Government Ethics, wrote a letter to the White House suggesting they should take some sort of disciplinary action against Kellyanne Conway.
As you might remember, Conway went on TV and plugged Ivanka Trump’s clothing line. That move is what put her in the hot seat as government since it’s against the law for government employees to endorse “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.”
With all this going on, Rep. Gerry Connolly has joined in the calls for some sort of action to be taken.
“Kellyanne Conway’s infomercial for President Trump’s daughter was an egregious violation of the federal Standards of Conduct. This dereliction of basic ethical conduct from a senior Administration official is behavior that has come to characterize the Trump White House,” Connolly said in a statement released earlier today. “I applaud the U.S. Office of Government Ethics’ action today and urge the White House Counsel to investigate immediately this unacceptable behavior and exercise appropriate discipline.”