Kellyanne Conway, the senior counselor to the president, is a perfect proxy for Donald Trump in many ways, parroting his relentless attacks on ethics laws, political opponents and democratic institutions. Perhaps that’s why, in an administration marked by high turnover, Conway has had tremendous staying power.
After becoming the first woman to lead a successful presidential campaign, Conway is now one of the most recognizable people in the Trump administration. She frequently appears in television interviews on behalf of the White House, and media outlets have praised her ability to channel the president.
But while Trump’s contempt for democratic norms is indefensible, a federal agency determined this week that Conway’s similar disdain for the rule of law, as represented by repeated violations of the Hatch Act, is fireable. And since Trump has shown he’s unlikely to fire her despite that proven disdain, she must resign her government post.