Saying ‘Mega MAGA’ Earns KJP A Hatch Act Complaint

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 19: White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during the daily news briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on October 19, 2022 in Washington, DC. Jean-Pierre answered questions from members of the press. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday echoed President Biden’s complaints about “mega MAGA Republicans.”
  • Problem is, KJP was speaking from the White House lectern, and that has led Protect the Public’s Trust, a watchdog group, to call for a Hatch Act investigation.
  • The Hatch Act bars public officials, excluding the president and vice president, from engaging in partisan political activity.

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