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Totally qualified expert Kellyanne Conway will solve the nation's opioid crisis

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In a move that suggests Donald Trump owed Kellyanne Conway one hell of a favor, BuzzFeed is reporting that Attorney General/imp from the fifth dimension Jeff Sessions has announced that Conway will “oversee White House efforts to combat the opioid overdose epidemic.” It’s unclear why anyone would choose Conway for this position, other than her unwavering loyalty to the Trump administration, but it seems like feeding that orange idiot’s ego is really all you need to get a job in the White House anyway.

Sessions also announced $12 million in grants that will go to sate and local law enforcement groups to combat illegal opioid use, but an “opioid policy expert” noted to BuzzFeed that the Trump administration still hasn’t named anyone to run the Office Of National Drug Control Policy and also hasn’t released a concrete plan for how it will fight the opioid crisis, so there’s probably only so much Conway will be able to accomplish, even with her vast amounts of experience in this field.


Then there’s the fact that the U.S. Office Of Special Counsel is opening a case file to address whether or not Conway violated the Hatch Act when she criticized Alabama Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones on Fox & Friends—which she did in an attempt to defend Roy Moore, an alleged child molester. That’s the sort of thing that could put a damper on her promising new career as an expert on the opioid crisis.

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