The Republicans committed crimes televised across America during their convention-ish event in the White House again and again and again. Tuesday night the crimes popped up like unwanted blackheads nearly every minute. How could this happen?
Donald Trump and his family/administration were liberated after the president was impeached with no consequences for his crimes. For those who wonder about his latest crimes, ethics watchdogs threw powerful spears of criticism every time Trump and company crimed themselves.
‘So many crimes — and we have two more nights to go. pic.twitter.com/bq2aIEINtM
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 26, 2020′
So many crimes — and we have two more nights to go. pic.twitter.com/bq2aIEINtM
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 26, 2020
The Hatch Act says that no federal employee, such as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, may engage in political activity inside federal buildings or while on duty. Pompeo illegally appeared as one of the speakers.
Trump certainly abused the people’s house, the White House. He used it as a mere prop no more sincere than the Bible this president held upside down in front of the presidents’ church in another photo-op.
Counsel to the President Kellyanne Conway responded to questions about the time she broke The Hatch Act earlier, hawking some Ivanka Trump jewelry on air. She told The Washington Post:
‘Blah, blah, blah. If you’re trying to silence me through the Hatch Act, it’s not going to work. Let me know when the jail sentence starts.’
Former head of the US Office of Special Counsel (OSC)(unrelated to the Mueller Russian investigation) Walter Shaub was responsible for monitoring “high-level ethics issues inside the Executive Branch. It came as no surprise that he butted heads with Donald Trump. The president refused to divest himself of his business, so Shaub quit in protest.
After watching Tuesday night’s spectacle, he tweeted, according to NPR:
‘The Hatch Act was the wall standing between the government’s might and candidates. Tonight a candidate tore down that wall and wielded power for his own campaign. Citizen Trump is no longer presenting himself as a candidate. Now your government is telling you who should rule you.’
‘A presumption of continuity in US foreign policy is essential if allies are to trust us & adversaries respect us. Politicizing foreign policy increases the chance of wild swings & undermining bipartisan support. @SecPompeo decision to speak at #RNC2020 ill-advised and then some.’
Special counsel to the Office of Special Counsel Henry J. Kerner released a statement. He wrote his office can investigate allegations of Hatch Act violations:
‘Ultimately, officials and employees choose whether to comply with the law. Once they make that choice, it is OSC’s statutory role to receive complaints, investigate alleged Hatch Act violations, and determine which ones warrant prosecution.’
Delaney Marsco, legal counsel at the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center said:
‘It’s really troubling. We give these people an insane amount of power and authority and they’re supposed to use it to serve the public, and when things are politicized like this, it undermines that trust and flies in the face of the principles of what public office is supposed to be. It should be upsetting to every American.’
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told Politico:
‘Nobody outside of the Beltway really cares. They expect that Donald Trump is going to promote Republican values and they would expect that Barack Obama, when he was in office, that he would do the same for Democrats. So listen, this is a lot of hoopla that’s being made about things, mainly because the convention has been so unbelievably successful.’
Twitter world ran off the rails cheering this ad on. Take a look at some of our favorites below:
Apparently he’s above the law under protection while employed in his current occupation. pic.twitter.com/NuU4GTTQ4N
— @JOURNOPIXS🎬 (@journopixs) August 26, 2020
Featured image is a screenshot via Twitter.
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