Biden unsettles Marine Band members by campaigning for Democrats at official event where they played
- August 31, 2022
Houston Keene, Fox News
EXCLUSIVE: President Biden unsettled members of the U.S. Marine Band when he campaigned for Democrats at an official White House event where they played, a source familiar with the inner workings of the band told Fox News Digital.
Mike Chamberlain, director of government watchdog Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT), told Fox News Digital 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,” Chamberlain said regarding the president’s stumping.
“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,” he continued.