This administration continues to throw caution to the wind in regard to following the rules.
Chief of Staff Ron Klain has often stretched the rules, but he has finally been called out.
Klain violated the Hatch Act, and has now officially received a warning for the violation.
The Hatch Act
If we are being honest, the Hatch Act was something people cared very little about until Trump came into office.
Violations were usually ignored unless they were so blatant as to require a slap on the wrist.
To that point, everyone is now being watched like a hawk, and Klain is now yet another Biden official to violate the law.
Unfortunately, our government is so corrupt, Klain was only given a warning rather than being hit with any real disciplinary action.
After the violation was filed with the Office of Special Counsel by America First Legal Foundation, the OSC replied, “Although OSC has concluded that Mr. Klain violated the Hatch Act, as explained below, we have decided not to pursue disciplinary action and instead issued him a warning letter.”
This was hardly the reaction when Trump officials violated the Hatch Act, with the OSC even recommending the removal of Kellyanne Conway at one point for her violations of the act.
Lynne Patton, who served as a regional administrator for HUD, was fined and barred from federal employment for four years after her violation.
This, of course, does not even take into account that when Trump officials violated the Hatch Act, it made national headlines on all major news outlets.
MSN was the only major outlet that covered Klain’s violation outside of what we would consider conservative-oriented outlets.
Compare that to Conway’s violation, which was covered by NPR, Vox, The Hill, Fortune, Newsweek, Washington Post, USA Today, CBS News, the Daily Beast, NBC News, Axios, Business Insider, and the New York Times.
Source: New York Post