The Trump administration is under attack from a DC-based ethics group.
According to the complaint filed by the Citizens for Responsible Ethics in Washington (CREW), 10 members of the administration are accused of violating the Hatch Act.
Hatch Act Violations
The Hatch Act prevents federal employees from using government resources for political purposes.
A violation can result in up to $1,000 fine and disciplinary actions.
According to CREW, several members of the administration have blatantly violated this legislation.
Sarah Sanders was number one on their hit list.
This March 6 tweet by Sanders was at the root of the organization’s complaint.
Great again: “The U.S. is likely to overtake Russia to become the world’s largest oil producer”https://t.co/d5giJR686Y
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) March 6, 2018
Mike Mulvaney was also called out for one of his tweets.
— Mick Mulvaney (@MickMulvaneyOMB) April 5, 2018
Some of the other administration members accused of similar wrongdoing were Jessica Ditto, Lindsay Walters, Helen Aguirre Ferre, Alyssa Farah, and Jacob Wood.
In March, the Office of Management and Budget clarified any mention of Trump’s presidential slogan, MAGA, is considered a violation.
CREW considers Sanders’ “Great Again” and Mulvaney’s “MAGAnomics” to be a violation under this ruling.
A representative for CREW stated, “We continue to see Trump administration officials at all levels engaged in unprecedented partisan political activity using their official Twitter accounts in direct violation of the Hatch Act.”
Fair enough, but if they want to call out Trump officials, then where were they when President Obama used his @POTUS44 account to tout Hillary Clinton…
— President Obama (@POTUS44) September 27, 2016
The fact is unless it is a blatant abuse of government resources, elected and unelected officials in administrations have regularly boasted achievements of their administration.
This is ONLY an issue because of the anti-Trump narrative created by the media and Democrats and nothing more.