Biden disrespects Marine Corps Band members by campaigning for Democrats at official event
- September 1, 2022
Ashley Hill, BizPac Review
President Joe Biden was politicking in Pennsylvania, much to the dismay of the U.S. Marine Band members who played at the event and are not supposed to participate in campaign events.
Biden endorsed two candidates running for office in the Keystone State in his Tuesday speech where he couldn’t even fill the sparse number of stands in the high school auditorium.
“Presumptuous of me to say that. But think about doing me a favor,” Biden said, according to Fox News Digital. “Please, please elect the attorney general to the Senate. Elect that big ol’ boy to be governor.”
But having the military personnel on duty at the partisan political event wasn’t the only problem.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is actually running for governor and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is vying for a seat in the Senate.
Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) director Mike Chamberlain responded in kind noting that it’s “never a good look for the president, or any other government official, to appear to use taxpayer resources for partisan campaign purposes.”
“However, the president and vice president are specifically exempted from the Hatch Act, the law which restricts federal employees’ engagement in partisan political activity,” the government watchdog said.