(PartiallyPolitics.com) – The Office of Special Counsel, a government watchdog, revealed that Biden’s press sec. Karine Jean-Pierre had violated the Hatch Act, the federal law which restricts the political activities that federal employees are allowed to engage in so as to prevent any election influencing.
According to the agency’s letter which was dated June 7 and shared with NBC News, Jean-Pierre had made the violation last year before the 2022 midterm elections when she had frequently made references to “mega MAGA Republicans” while making statements in her official capacity as White House press secretary. They note that this is a violation of the Hatch Act which explicitly prohibits her from using her official position and authority in order to influence elections.
Throughout her time serving Jean-Pierre has frequently cited the Hatch Act in order to avoid answering questions during briefings that directly relate to President Biden’s re-election campaign or the presidential campaigns of other candidates. The briefing comment about the MAGA Republicans had been made during a briefing on Nov. 2.
At the time she had specifically stated that many “mega MAGA Republican officials” did not “believe in the rule of law” and had often refused to accept the results of elections and had incited political violence by refusing to accept political election results. She had added that the President of the United States needed to continue to unequivocally state that violence did not belong in “our democracy.”
The term “mega MAGA” had first been introduced by Biden on Oct. 21 when he had attacked Republican lawmakers for their economic policies.
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