Does the Hatch Act Have Teeth

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As informed in the video page by Update News: The 2020 Republican National Convention will be one long remembered for its unprecedented moments. What You Need To KnowAccusations of Hatch Act violations have been mounting during the RNCThe Hatch Act “prohibits Federal employees from engaging in political activities while on duty, in a Government room or building, while wearing an official uniform, or while using a Government vehicle.”The law requires Trump appointees and the president himself to enforce itThe White House insists the convention has not run afoul of the lawFirst lady Melania Trump spoke from the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday, believed to be the first time a first lady has delivered a speech at a political convention from the White House. Then, Vice President Mike Pence spoke from Fort McHenry, which drew criticism from advocates that a National Park was being used as the backdrop for a political speech. And on Thursday, President Donald Trump closed out the convention with a speech on the White House South Lawn, which drew criticism from both sides of the aisle. Both Trump and Pence are exempt from the law known as the Hatch Act, which “prohibits Federal employees from engaging in political activities while on duty, in a Government room or building, while wearing an official uniform, or while using a Government vehicle.”However, other events from the 2020 RNC are drawing criticism for possible violations of the Hatch Act; namely, a naturalization ceremony and a presidential pardon that took place in previously recorded videos from the White House, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech while on a diplomatic trip. In a statement, a State Department spokesperson said that Pompeo was addressing the RNC in a personal capacity: “No State Department resources will be used. Staff are not involved in preparing the remarks or in the arrangements for Secretary Pompeo’s appearance.”Additionally, White House spokesman Judd Deere stated that ”any government employees who may participate will do so in compliance with the Hatch Act.”Pompeo’s speech also came after he reminded State Department employees a month earlier to “not improperly engage the Department of State in the political process,” according to a cable obtained by CNN. This is not the first time the Trump administration, in the eyes of some, has run afoul of the Hatch Act. More than a dozen Trump administration officials have been cited for violating the Hatch Act, according to an analysis by ProPublica and NPR station WNYC. Most notably, in June 2019, the U. S. Office of Special Counsel recommended that Trump fire Kellyanne Conway over the White House counselor’s repeated violations of the Hatch Act.\n\nAll data is taken from the source: http://ny1.com\nArticle Link: https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/politics/2020/08/27/does-the-hatch-act-have-teeth–\n\n#HatchAct #newsreporter #bbcnewstoday #newstodaydonaldtrump #newstodaycnn #bbcworldnewstoday #

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