Biden disrespects Marine Corps Band members by campaigning for Democrats at official event
- September 1, 2022
Ashley Hill, Biz Pac 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.
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.
“Regardless of whether there’s an official violation, we at Protect the Public’s Trust believe that officials should be held to the same standards regardless of party or ideology and would hope that the activities of President Biden are held to the same level of scrutiny as those of any of his predecessors,” Chamberlain said.