Yesterday’s Kanye West circus in the Oval Office was a blatant, pathetic attempt on the part of the Trump administration to distract from the indefensible confirmation of credibly accused sexual predator Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
The world-famous musician, who has become increasingly unhinged in recent months, ranted and raved in front of President Trump and reporters, sporting a bright red MAGA hat throughout it all. It was painfully clear by the end of the proceedings that Kanye has very little understanding of government politics, and that the whole thing was a cry for attention.
Afterward, Kanye snapped photos with members of the administration, including shameless professional liar Sarah Huckabee Sanders. She then gleefully shared the image to her White House Press Secretary Twitter account.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) October 11, 2018
Now, it turns out that Huckabee Sanders would have been wise keep the picture to herself. Jennifer Bradley of HuffPost reports that Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) have filed an official complaint against Huckabee Sanders, alleging that she violated the Hatch Act with her Twitter post.
The Hatch Act prohibits government officials from abusing their official Twitter accounts for partisan campaign messaging. Huckabee Sanders’ photo is a clear endorsement of Donald Trump’s reelection bid. Trump’s Press Secretary isn’t the first member of this remarkably corrupt administration be accused of a Hatch Act violation, but it’s a serious charge nonetheless.
While it would be wishful thinking to believe that any kind of substantive action will be taken against Huckabee Sanders given that the Republican Party in control of our government currently has proven itself completely unwilling to punish Trump and his cronies for any of their legal violations, it’s still crucial that things like this be pointed out.
This kind of flagrant disregard for the law can’t be allowed to become normalized, and once Democrats seize back control of Congress they must see that these kinds of rules are strictly enforced.
Exhibit A pic.twitter.com/85Zyw6xZak
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) October 12, 2018
Read the full complaint here.