WATCHDOG: Biden Broke THIS Law

(DailyEmailNews.com) – Authorities within President Joe Biden’s administration and the Small Business Administration (SBA) have breached a law designed to prevent federal employees from engaging in specific types of political activities, according to the watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT).

In a complaint filed on Thursday, PPT alleges that these officials engaged in political activities aimed at benefiting President Biden and discrediting Republicans, actions that purportedly violate the Hatch Act, as stated in their formal complaint to the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), cited by The Daily Caller.

According to the complaint, certain officials from the Biden administration in the White House and the SBA frequently misused the term “MAGA,” an acronym for former President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.”

This alleged misuse of the slogan was cited as evidence of repeated violations of the Hatch Act.

“The intent of the Hatch Act is pretty straightforward: If you’re part of the current government, you can’t engage in political speech in the course of your official duties,” PPT Director Michael Chamberlain explained.

“And OSC’s directives against using campaign slogans are pretty clear. But, as Karine Jean-Pierre’s multiple violations show — and these incidents from the White House and SBA appear to provide more evidence of — it seems that these requirements escape some members of the Biden administration,” he elaborated.

The Caller obtained the complaint as well as over 2,300 pages of emails that PPT acquired through a public records request made to the SBA.

It notes that federal guidelines explicitly prohibit employees from using their “e-mail account or social media to distribute, send, or forward content that advocates for or against a partisan political party, candidate for partisan political office, or partisan political group,” according to a directive posted by the office in 2014.

The same guidelines forbid the forwarding of “partisan political emails to others while on duty or in the workplace,” as stated by the OSC.

In a specific instance from January 2023, Brianna Stonick, a Senior Communications Assistant at the White House, sent an email with the subject “Talking Points: House Republican MAGA Economic Plan” to four other White House staffers.

The email included talking points and a fact sheet, the contents of which were entirely redacted. This and other similar emails were also circulated among SBA employees, indicating a broader distribution within the administration.

In March, Stonick also circulated an email titled “Talking Points: President Biden’s Veto of Extreme MAGA Republican Bill,” the contents of which were again redacted.

It appears this email was also forwarded within the SBA to an address suspected to be associated with SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman, the report points out.

Additionally, Mark Madrid, an Associate Administrator at the SBA, was reported to have forwarded an email in March 2023 asking colleagues to print three copies of a message from the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

This email outlined the potential consequences if “MAGA Republicans” succeeded in repealing the Inflation Reduction Act and reducing funding for key domestic initiatives.

“The American public expects their tax dollars will not be used for politicking and that the officials who serve them in government won’t be using their positions to engage in partisan electioneering. Unfortunately, those seem to be hard lessons for too many executive branch inhabitants to learn,” Chamberlain concluded.

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