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Conway Blasts Clinton Over '3-0' Tweet

| by Ray Brown

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, responded to a tweet by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and didn't hold back.

In response to Clinton's "3-0" tweet, which referred to the three federal judge panel that unanimously voted to strike down Trump's ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, Conway wrote: "PA, WI, MI."

Conway was referring to Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan, the three states that voted for Trump during the 2016 presidential election and ultimately decided the election.

Conway has been the subject of controversy after she went on Fox News on Feb. 10 and told viewers she recommends that people buy products from Ivanka Trump's clothing line, which was dropped by Nordstrom after poor sales.

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"Go buy Ivanka’s stuff is what I would say," Conway told Fox News, reports The New York Times. "I’m going to give a free commercial here: Go buy it today, everybody; you can find it online."

That statement may have violated an ethics rule that people in political office can't use their position for personal gain.

The White House later said that Conway had been "counseled," according to CNN.

But that wasn't enough for members of Congress from both parties.

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In a letter letter authored by Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland and Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, both members of the House Oversight Committee, the White House was urged to take stronger disciplinary action against Conway.

"In this case, there is an additional challenge, which is that the President, as the ultimate disciplinary authority for the White House employees, has an inherent conflict of interest since Conway's statements relate to his daughter's private business," they wrote. "For this reason, we request that you use authority Congress granted to you...to 'recommend to [Trump] the appropriate disciplinary action (such as reprimand, suspension, demotion or dismissal) be brought against'" Conway.

CNN reported that Conway and the White House are "aware of the letter" and the ethics office and are "reviewing it internally."

Sources: CNN, Kellyanne Conway/Twitter / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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