In TrumpWorld, what goes around comes around.
Donald Trump's second campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, got into it in October with Maryland resident Mary Elizabeth Inabinett at a restaurant, just at the time that SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh was denying that he sexually assaulted a woman in high school, and in Novemer, Inabinett was charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct. A trial is set for March in Maryland state court (https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/08/politics/kellyanne-conway-assault-maryland-restaurant/index.html).
Conway is one of Trump’s top TV surrogates, and she is well known for pulling no punches. She is unlikely to be fired, as she exemplifies total loyalty to Trump. If you’re not loyal to Trump, you lose your job — that is, if you inadvertently or purposefully found yourself in his orbit.
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who is angling to get some cushy job from Trump after William Barr is confirmed next week to succeed ousted Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, testified today before the House Judiciary Committee. As a demonstration of his machismo, he told Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-New York) that his (the Chairman’s) “five minutes are up,” which was a brazen challenge to Congressman Nadler’s authority. This, after Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-Georgia) whined that the hearing was mere political theatre. See https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/08/politics/matthew-whitaker-testimony-subpoena/index.html.
Pointing out that this was the most boring Congressional hearing that she had ever witnessed, associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith, who covers Congress for us, interrupted the hearing by demanding that Chairman Nadler have Whitaker locked up for contempt of Congress.
But Nadler, who laughed when Whitaker disrespected him, told ASR Smith to stay in her seat, saying, “Just do what Tom Perez at the DNC asks you to do and everything will be just fine.”
But then Conway burst into the Committee hearing room and yelled that ASR Smith had no business being there. Conway jabbed Smith with a concealed handgun, but then Perez intervened, tackled Conway, and Chairman Nadler continued on with the Whitaker hearing.
“See how much better things are now that us Dems are back in the House of the People?" Nadler said.