In another disgusting abuse of power that is less about oversight than it is about the ritual humiliation of a successful conservative female, House Democrats followed through on their threats and on Wednesday, issued a subpoena to force Kellyanne Conway to appear before their tribunal.
Conway is the target of an archaic and seldom-enforced 1939 law that largely serves as a political bludgeon when the DOJ’s Office Of Special Counsel demanded that President Trump fire her for violations of the Hatch Act.
Not only did the president refuse but defended his loyal adviser while blasting the blatant attempt to stifle her free speech because she said mean things about several 2020 Democrat candidates. The White House also made it clear that Conway would not be complying with the demands of House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings that she show up on Wednesday for another one of the disgusting spectacles that Dems have staged since winning the midterm elections.
On Wednesday, Cummings pulled the trigger on the subpoena for Conway and there were fireworks in the committee between radical freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Republican Mark Meadows who slammed the lid on the Motown motormouth who was trying to disrupt his questioning of a witness.
— Tommy Xtophernobyl (@tommyxtopher) June 26, 2019
Details via Mediaite:
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) caused a stir at a congressional hearing when he snapped at Democratic colleague Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and challenged the integrity of the witness.
On Wednesday, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing on White House counselor Kellyanne Conway’s repeated violations of the Hatch Act, at which the Office of Special Counsel’s Henry Kerner faced questions about his agency’s investigation.
Democrats on the committee had Mr. Kerner establish, repeatedly, that he is a “conservative Republican” who was appointed by President Donald Trump, and who “voted for Ronald Reagan,” in an effort to refute the notion that the OSC’s recommendation for Conway to be fired was motivated by partisanship.
Meadows began his questioning by suggesting that Kerner’s actions were personal, saying, “Mr. Kerner, she made you mad, didn’t she? Kellyanne Conway made you mad.”
Meadows then began questioning Kerner about which senator was presiding the last time the Hatch Act was amended, for some reason, and when Rep. Tlaib tried to speak while Kerner consulted his staff, Meadows snapped, “It’s MY time, Tlaib!”
Congressman Meadows also called out Cummings and Democrats for their ongoing efforts to criminalize their political adversaries and suggested that the abuse of subpoenas for malarkey like Hatch Act violations is setting a dangerous precedent.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 26, 2019
It wasn’t the first time that the fur flew between the two, back during the lowlights of the Michael Cohen hearings, Meadows was accused of being a racist by Tlaib who like her fellow freshman firebrands AOC, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley has been a toxic and poisonous influence on civil discourse and have cast a blight on the legitimacy of Congress itself.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 27, 2019
Tlaib’s fellow Michigander and turncoat Justin Amash joined with his Democrat friends to approve the subpoeana.
Rep. Justin Amash on voting to authorize subpoena for Kellyanne Conway: "We voted for subpoenas in at the past and it was just consistent with that." https://t.co/G3WiiaRDsG pic.twitter.com/94tyghOu5i
— The Hill (@thehill) June 27, 2019
It’s a lame answer but Amash is an ambitious man with a likely eye on a third party run against Trump in 2020.