By
G. McConway
|
January 3, 2023

Media Fed Up with KJP Hiding Behind Hatch Act

Karine Jean-Pierre is hiding.

Every time she is asked a tough question about Joe Biden and his plans for 2024, she hides behind the Hatch Act.

So far, she has hidden behind this legislation 33 times, usually being in the wrong.

Somewhat Evasive

The Hatch Act prevents government employees from engaging in political activities or promoting a political campaign.

"Is Joe Biden running in 2024?"

"Will Joe Biden take a cognitive mental test?"

"Will Joe Biden release his medical records?"

These are not questions that are covered by the Hatch Act, yet these are the types of questions that Karine Jean-Pierre has hidden behind the Hatch Act when asked about them by the media.

The usual response is, "As you know, I'm covered by the Hatch Act."

Richard Painter, a former chief White House ethics lawyer stated, "It sounds like she's overly broad in her application of the Hatch Act. It's just that she doesn't want to answer a question on the president's medical records."

This goes much deeper than just Biden's medical conditions to cover Biden's travel.

For instance, when KJP was asked if Biden would be traveling to Georgia during the period of the runoff, she refused to answer behind the Hatch Act.

Painter called her "somewhat evasive," adding, "When you look at the Hatch Act, she can't use her official position to promote his campaign or to attack an opponent."

Delaney Marsco, senior legal counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, added, "Questions related to campaign issues are not necessarily 'off the table,' but an employee must take into account all the circumstances of the situation at hand to determine whether answering a question would constitute political activity."

My favorite response was from White House assistant press secretary Robyn Patterson, who stated, "This White House believes in the rule of law, and we'll continue to provide information to members of the media while working within the bounds of federal statutes."

They believe in the rule of law, yet they have an official that has been charged with a felony for ripping off luggage.

This administration does not believe in the rule of law, but they do believe in being as least transparent as possible.

Source: Fox News

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