Now that the GOP has anointed Donald Trump as its dictator-in-chief, it is impossible to anticipate what he will do next. After all, he already took us to the edge of rude and crude and fell off of the edge dragging the country behind him. A quick look at his roaming son-in-law might give us a hint.
An ethics watchdog organization filed a complaint under the Hatch Act against the first son-in-law Jared Kushner. It indicated that this senior adviser was campaigning for Trump in his 2020 bid for president during a CNN interview. The problem was he was invited to wear his government hat.
The Hatch Act forbids federal employees from doing just that. Kushner spoke about his father-in-law’s campaign to return to the White House in 2020. This was the problem for the ethics watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).
Crew’s Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released a press release that read, according to Axios:
‘Kushner’s blatantly political behavior while acting in his official capacity is a clear violation of the Hatch Act.’
Kushner has not been the only one stepping over the do-not-cross line to violate the Hatch Act. Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway also violated the Hatch Act last summer. Watchdog groups urged the president to fire her for:
‘[For’ disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in an official capacity during television interviews and on social media.’
She completely ignored the House Ethics Committee subpoena requesting her presence to testify about other violations. Donald Trump ignored the request to fire her.
White House officials had not responded to efforts to obtain a comment.
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