Kellyanne Conway is having quite a week.
The former adviser to Donald Trump gave a speech Wednesday night that focused on the Big Lie and perceived threats to conservative speech from progressives as she spoke to a half-empty auditorium of students at the University of Wisconsin’s Whitewater campus. Then on Thursday, Conway got into a little shouting match regarding her repeated violations of the Hatch Act during a speech at the University of Iowa.
A large number of police officers provided security for the event at Whitewater, which concluded without any disruptions inside or protests outside. The online announcement for the event included a statement that the hosts “reserve the right to remove disruptive or rowdy attendees,” and fliers left on each chair from the campus police department gave guidance for exercising free speech “safely, respectfully and lawfully.”
Kellyanne Conway is one of the main assholes that helped Trump try and destroy America.
— Mayo 🇺🇦🌻 (@MayoIsSpicyy) April 29, 2022
Conway declared that Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s pending purchase of Twitter would make the platform “fun again.” Musk has promised to make “free speech” a central tenet of his plan for the social media platform. She repeatedly told the audience they were on “the right side” of issues ranging from immigration to abortion access, critical race theory, and charter schools, while dropping the names of the many famous conservative figures she knows, including Trump and former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Among the people in attendance was local GOP state Senator Steve Nass.
Kellyanne is working to get this guy elected. pic.twitter.com/LkEY31qS6T
— Angie Nickamin✡️🇺🇦 (@nickamin20) April 28, 2022
But it was the next evening’s most contentious moment that had Twitter buzzing on Friday. Conway was asked a pointed question regarding her repeated violations of the Hatch Act while still serving in the White House, and she didn’t respond well. “Why did your former administration find and recommend that you be removed from office for numerous and habitual violations of the Hatch Act?” the student asked Conway, who replied the reason the media went after her for the violations was that she had “no subpoenas, no scandals, no indictments, no investigations, no Jan. 6 exposure — nothing.”
"Kellyanne Conway is not an expert or a medical professional, yet new evidence reveals that she was editing CDC COVID guidelines and likely causing Americans to die during the pandemic."https://t.co/splUlpyn4C via @politicususa
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) April 29, 2022
Conway wasn’t removed, but she did resign under murky circumstances in the wake of the January 6th insurrection. Twitter was also more than happy to remind her what truth looks like, starting with the fact that Trump blames her for everything now.
Trump hates you now lolhttps://t.co/fNQGDZu3N9
— Tara Dublin 🇺🇦🌻 (@taradublinrocks) April 29, 2022
Kellyanne Conway, Michael Flynn, and Steve Bannon are flocking to Pennsylvania to aid our far-right opponents — and it's because they know this is a race we can win.
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— Josh Shapiro (@JoshShapiroPA) April 28, 2022
— Natasha💫BeTheChange (@natashablue22) April 28, 2022
You can see the full event, below.