Report: Fauci Cleared of Hatch Act Violation Days Before 2020 Election
- January 12, 2022
ALN Staff, American Liberty News
The complaint revolved around an interview Fauci gave to The Washington Post, where he expressed his support for then-candidate Biden’s stance on COVID-19 over President Trump’s. The Post published Fauci’s remarks four days before the election.
Protect the Public’s Trust argued Fauci violated the Hatch Act. The Hatch Act prohibits employees working in the Executive Branch from engaging in partisan political activity, except for the president and vice president.
While Fauci is entitled to whatever political opinions he wants, his position on the Trump White House’s coronavirus task force meant he had an obligation as a government employee to keep his mouth shut on such matters.