Target: President Donald Trump
Goal: Reverse decision not to punish White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway for breaking ethics rules on television.
White House officials have decided not to punish Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway for using an interview on Fox News to endorse Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, despite the fact that the endorsement was a breach of ethics rules, against federal regulations, and a blatant illustration of the conflicts of interest of the Trump administration. Officials claimed that Conway acted “inadvertently” and “without nefarious motive.”
Her actions, however, were met with instantaneous scoldings from both parties right after they happened, and a request from ethics chief Shaub that White House counsel look into it. It is clear that even within the White House itself, Conway’s actions raise serious concerns, and many are not satisfied with the choice to not hold her accountable.
The White House’s response is under review by the ethics office, and Elijah Cummings of the House Oversight Committee said, “It’s is a very bad sign that the president chose not to discipline Ms. Conway for blatantly violating the law. Other federal employees would likely be suspended for engaging in this conduct, and White House officials should not be held to a different standard.” Sign below to demand that President Trump alter this irresponsible decision and punish his adviser for her unethical actions.
Dear President Trump,
As President of the United States, you and your administration have a responsibility and an obligation to take White House standards of ethics seriously. It is unacceptable to allow your senior adviser Kellyanne Conway to violate the federal regulation against using her official position to promote products or services without facing any consequences.
Ms. Conway’s endorsement of the Ivanka Trump clothing line in her Fox News interview was unethical, and a violation of the trust the American people have put in you and your team. I urge you to reverse the decision not to punish her for her actions.
[Your Name Here]
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