Conway Says Watchdog Trying To Put ‘Big Roll Of Masking Tape’ On Her Mouth

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 23: White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway talks to reporters following an interview with FOX News outside the West Wing May 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. Conway was asked about Pr... WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 23: White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway talks to reporters following an interview with FOX News outside the West Wing May 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. Conway was asked about President Donald Trump's abrupt departure from a Wednesday meeting with Democrats and his refusal to co-operate on legislation until investigations of his campaign and administration stop. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway addressed the Office of the Special Counsel’s recommendation that she be fired Monday morning, saying on “Fox and Friends” that the watchdog is simply trying to put a “big roll of masking tape” over her mouth.

“If I’m talking about the failure of Obama-Bidencare, if I’m talking about about the fact that 28 million Americans have no health insurance, that is a fact,” she said. “If I’m quoting what candidate say about the other candidates, I’m just repeating the news to you as I read it that day. You know what they’re mad about? They want to put a big roll of masking tape over my mouth.”

She added as a catch-all later: “Even if the Hatch Act applies, our position is that I haven’t violated it.”

The OSC made its recommendation in mid-June, calling Conway a “repeat offender.” President Donald Trump responded by accusing the independent agency of trying to stifle his “loyal” aide’s free speech.

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