Amanda Carpenter, former senior staffer to Sen. Ted Cruz, had this to say about Ivanka Trump:

The only reason she’s getting West Wing space and the security clearance is because she is the President’s daughter. Because she’s a direct bloodline to the President. No one else has the kind of privilege that she does in this position.

What is most worrisome to me is the fact that she says as a way of smoothing over any concerns over this, they’re saying that she will “volunteer” to abide by ethics laws. No one else gets to volunteer to abide by ethics laws. You are expected to comply with them. Will she volunteer to go to jail if she does not comply with them? I don’t think so. Everything about this arrangement signifies privilege and a special position for a presidential daughter that is nothing other than nepotism.

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