The current outgoing American president loves to give speeches on law and order, drawing from an old Republican playbook, while breaking laws. His administration’s violations of the Hatch Act, which prevents government employees outside the president and Vice President from engaging in political activity, have been numerous and ongoing, but his use of the White House as a campaign command center has finally drawn the ire of those with the ability to do something to stop it.
UPDATE The Special Counsel’s Office informed me today they’re investigating the trump campaign’s use of the White House as an Election Day campaign command center and party room for violating the Hatch Act. https://t.co/8sqFjD7zPg
— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) November 5, 2020
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) wrote to Special Counsel Henry Kerner asking about the obvious Hatch Act violations occurring during election time, with Trump using the White House East Room as a campaign speech platform and offices in the White House as a campaign command center, with electronics and technological equipment brought in to keep the campaign updated. In Pascrell’s letter, he said:
‘I write urgently demanding an explanation of whether Donald Trump and members of the executive branch are breaking the law on Election Day. Reports suggest that Donald Trump is using space inside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building as a campaign “war room.” Additionally, Mr. Trump is expected to be briefed in the White House residence and the Oval Office throughout the day by campaign officials. These actions put executive branch officials at risk of blatant violations of the law, including the Hatch Act.’
The special counsel’s office has responded saying that they intend to investigate the violations. Although no more news is available regarding this story, the violations seem fairly obvious and clear.
Twitter was certainly ready for Trump to pay a price for his blatant violations of the law. Read some of their comments below: