With their constant success on every field, the Trump family has faced constant criticism by liberal haters. Now, it has even passed on to the administration, with threats of possible ethics violations.
On Thursday, this escalated to a new level after a White House official ‘advertised’ Ivanka Trump’s clothing line in a television interview.
“Go buy Ivanka’s stuff,” Kellyanne Conway told Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy. “Ivanka Trump has a wonderful line. I own some of it. I full, I’m gonna just going to give a free commercial here: Go buy it today everybody. You can find it online.”
Conway was immediately struck by accusations of allegedly breaking federal ethics rules.
“That was wrong, wrong, wrong. It is wholly unacceptable—no if, and’s or buts about it,” House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz said in an interview. Chaffetz announced that he will be working with Democrat Elijah Cummings to “jointly send a letter to the White House and Office of Government Ethics for a referral.”
“It should have never happened, and they better learn this lesson very quick,” Chaffetz said, adding that he is not sure what the remedy is.
Public Citizen group and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington have also called for the Office of Government Ethics to investigate Conway’s actions, reports American News.
“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,” regulations read.
“Since she said it was an advertisement, that both eliminates any question about whether outsiders are unfairly reading into what’s being said—and two—it makes it clear that wasn’t an inadvertent remark,” said Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen.
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