House Committee votes to subpoena Kellyanne Conway
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House Committee votes to subpoena Kellyanne Conway

The US House Committee on Oversight and Reform voted 25-16 Wednesday to subpoena Kellyanne Conway in an attempt to compel her to testify about her alleged Hatch Act violations.

Earlier this month, the Office of Special Counsel wrote to the White House claiming that Conway had committed multiple Hatch Act violations by using her government position to advocate for President Donald Trump’s reelection. In response, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform invited Conway to attend a hearing scheduled for this week. The subpoena comes after Conway did not attend the hearing.

In a letter, the White House claimed Conway had absolute immunity. Committee Chariman Elijah Cummings issued a statement arguing that Conway did not have absolute immunity.

Trump has said that he will not fire Conway over the alleged violations.