If Ghana had an Office of Special Counsel, a lot of politicians would have been fired by now

A US Federal government oversight office has called for the removal of Kellyanne Conway as President Donald Trump’s advisor and key mouthpiece.

The office sent a letter to Donald Trump’s office on Thursday saying Conway violated the Hatch Act numerous times by criticizing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during TV interviews and on social media.

“Ms. Conway’s violations, if left unpunished, would send a message to all federal employees that they need not abide by the Hatch Act’s restrictions,” the letter reads. “Her actions thus erode the principal foundation of our democratic system—the rule of law.”

The Hatch Act (originally known as An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities), which became law in 1939, says that staffers below the policy-making level in the executive branch must not take “any active part” in political campaigning.

Now, imagine for a second that Ghana has such an office.

Almost every government appointee will lose their job because our political airwave is flooded daily with politicians in government offices defending government positions and criticizing political opponents.

There’s a thin line between a government’s business and the political machinery seeking reelection. Sometimes the lines are blurred but when it gets to the point where it becomes the norm like the US OSC is alleging Mrs. Conway was engaged in, then someone has got to lose their job to send the message home but…

…Ghana has no such office.


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