Karine Jean-Pierre hit with Hatch Act complaint for “mega MAGA Republican” comments
- November 4, 2022
Karen Towsend, Hot Air
A Hatch Act complaint has been filed against White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. Protect the Public’s Trust filed the complaint Thursday. In question are some comments KJP made as she presided over the daily White House press briefing on Wednesday.
Protect the Public’s Trust requests an investigation of the Hatch Act violation. A letter was written to Henry J. Kerner, U.S. Office of Special Counsel Hatch Act Unit and Stuart F. Delery, Counsel to the President.
The request for an investigation includes KJP’s specific comments that are called into question.
The president and the vice-president are exempt from the restrictions of the Hatch Act but KJP is definitely not. Federal executive branch employees are prohibited from using their official authority or influence to interfere with or affect the result of an election. KJP was specifically speaking about the upcoming midterm elections and pointing her finger at only one party in reference to political violence. She did so while standing behind the podium in the briefing room. In other words, she knew what she was doing