Leftists have a superhuman ability to take one small comment of almost utter insignificance and blow it out of proportion, all for the sake of emotional hysteria they hope will somehow bring their nightmare situation — Donald Trump’s presidency — to an end.It won’t, but God bless them, that won’t stop them from trying, will it?
The latest example of this is when White House counselor Kellyanne Conway made a lighthearted comment that Americans should buy clothing from Ivanka Trump’s company.Now politicians are demanding an ethics review of Conway. Yes, seriously. Bipartisan, even.
According to The Hill, The two top lawmakers on the House Oversight Committee are joining forces to request a Office of Government Ethics review of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway’s prompt that Americans should buy Ivanka Trump’s merchandise.
A spokesperson for the Oversight Committee’s top Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), confirmed Thursday that Cummings and Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) would jointly send a letter requesting the ethics review.Chaffetz said Conway’s remarks on Fox & Friends” were “clearly over the line” and “unacceptable,” according to the Associated Press.
Conway drew criticism Thursday morning after promoting the first daughter’s clothing and accessory line, which Nordstrom has decided to stop stocking, citing a drop in sales.
“Go buy Ivanka’s stuff, is what I would tell you.” Conway said. “I’m going to give it a free commercial here, go buy it today.”Conway’s comments drew criticism from some who accused her of violating a prohibition on using a public post for private gain.
Within hours, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a left-leaning watchdog group, filed an ethics complaint against Conway, calling her remarks “an apparent violation of federal law, ethics regulations and other standards of conduct.”
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer issued a curt response to Conway’s comments on Thursday afternoon, telling reporters at his daily press briefing that she had been “counseled on the subject.”“Kellyanne has been counseled, and that’s all we are going to go with,” Spicer said. “She’s been counseled on the subject, and that’s it.”
Isn’t it hilarious how offended the left got about this particular comment, yet when the IRS and Lois Lerner got busted abusing their power to try silencing conservatives, that was no biggie and she got completely off the hook?
Or when the taxpayer funded Planned Parenthood got caught on video selling dead baby parts for money and the media ran the other direction?
Apparently violating someone’s actual rights is totally cool as long as you’re on the left, but heaven forbid someone say something basically in jest like Conway did, and then out comes the wolves.
Or, more appropriately, the mob with their torches and pitchforks. Whichever image you prefer.
Should Conway have made the comment? No. But it wasn’t likely intended to be anything more than dealing with a ridiculous “scandal” the media is trying to cook up that folks in the Trump camp are already sick of dealing with.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]