The Democrats have been caught red-handed violating the Hatch Act yet again. White House officials have continued to use the term “MAGA” in official correspondence, despite a warning last week that doing so violates the Hatch Act. The Office of Special Counsel sent guidance to federal agencies last week warning that the term “MAGA” was off-limits because it was too closely associated with former President Donald Trump’s campaign. But White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates sent out a memo on Wednesday that continued to use the term “MAGA”, according to Axios.
In his memo, Bates wrote that Republicans’ “main economic agenda item” is a “MAGA tax welfare for the richest Americans and giant corporations, at the expense of continuing to grow our economy by investing in America.” This just shows the Democrats’ disdain for working-class Americans and their dedication to appeasing their wealthy elites. They want to punish success and hinder economic growth, just like they did under the Obama administration.
The warning from the Office of Special Counsel came after White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made a series of comments around the time of the 2022 midterm elections, warning of “mega-MAGA Republican officials.” The office concluded that the “timing, frequency, and content” of her comments on “MAGA Republicans” constituted using the term to generate opposition to Republicans, which is political activity, and violates the Hatch Act. It’s clear that the Democrats are using their positions of power to push their political agenda and stifle their opposition.
The Hatch Act limits partisan political activity by government employees in their official capacities to influence elections. Yet, the Democrats seem to think they’re above the law. Despite the office finding that Jean-Pierre had violated the Hatch Act, it did not recommend any disciplinary actions and gave her a warning instead. This just shows the lack of accountability and consequences for Democrats’ actions.
Former White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain and former Press Secretary Jen Psaki have also been accused of violating the Hatch Act. It’s outrageous that these individuals continue to flout the law without any repercussions. The White House’s Counsel Office is still reviewing the special counsel’s opinion but will respond to it, Jean-Pierre said. We can only hope that they take these violations seriously and hold those responsible accountable.
The Democrats’ disregard for the law and their dedication to advancing their political agenda over the interests of the American people is alarming. We need leaders who will prioritize the needs of the people over their own political ambitions. The Hatch Act is in place to protect the integrity of our democracy, and it’s about time the Democrats start respecting it.