Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Sunday said White House adviser Kellyanne Conway’s promotion of Ivanka Trump’s apparel brand was “a textbook case of violation of the law.”
“Anybody else would be subject to a minimum of probably a reprimand or they could literally lose their job over this,” Cummings told ABC’s “This Week.”
The Hill reports,
Conway last week during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” told viewersto buy Ivanka’s Trump’s products following Nordstrom’s announcement that it would no longer carry the brand.
“Go buy Ivanka’s stuff, is what I would tell you,” she said. “I hate shopping but I’m going to go get some for myself today.”
The comments prompted Cummings and House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) to send a letter to the Office of Government Ethics urging its director to recommend that the White House take disciplinary action.
Cummings on Sunday disputed White House policy adviser Stephen Miller’s view that Conway’s comments were “light-hearted” and “flippant.”
“We want them to take a thorough look, the Office of Government Ethics to take a thorough look,” Cummings said, adding that he thinks Conway’s statement was intentional.