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Second night of RNC marked by alleged violations of Hatch Act

Second night of RNC marked by alleged violations of Hatch Act

Administration officials issued a statement that the use of the White House by President Trump and the first lady for events of the RNC are legal. Critics panned the administration, raising ethics concerns on the use of the WH, Mike Pompeo’s RNC address from Jerusalem, the appearance of the acting secretary of homeland security at the naturalization ceremony, alleging violations of the Hatch Act.

LukewarmFusion
LukewarmFusion
Young Conservative
Young Conservative 3 months

How does filming in the WH violate the hatch act? That’s just a ridiculous political accusation

E n
E n 3 months

Yeah, this administration has made it clear what they think of ethical standards. Their supporters just don't care.

Erich
Erich 3 months

The Hatch Act provisions provide a deeper, more meaningful description. Check out Wikipedia for a more full description. Here’s the beginning passage: “The 1939 Act forbids the intimidation or bribery of voters and restricts political campaign activities by federal employees. It prohibits using any public funds designated for relief or public works for electoral purposes. It forbids officials paid with federal funds from using promises of jobs, promotion, financial assistance, contracts, or any other benefit to coerce campaign contributions or political support.” Melania’s speech would not violate the Hatch Act - in my opinion.

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