Kellyanne Conway might not have taken an official administration job, but she still has Donald Trump’s ear. And as an unofficial spokesman for President elect Trump, she’s letting everyone know he’s going to drain the swamp:
Kellyanne Conway, senior advisor to President-elect Trump’s transition team, vowed Tuesday to rein in the power of political consultants, in addition to that of lobbyists.
“Draining the swamp is not just about lobbying and politicians, it’s also about consultants,” Conway said during an interview on “The Laura Ingraham Show” radio program on Tuesday.
Consulting has emerged as a work-around for influence-peddlers hoping to avoid registering as lobbyists in Washington. The industry includes consultants who offer guidance and advice to campaigns in exchange for generous fees.
Conway railed against what she called “staff infection,” or the class of political and campaign consultants who charged “gross retainers” but offered few new ideas.
We like Conway’s play on words here, and Vice President elect Mike Pence has a history of being tough on lobbyists. January can’t come soon enough.