Looks like prim and proper Psaki has just received a rude awakening, chiefly in the form of an ethics complaint.
More specifically, Psaki allegedly violated the Hatch Act through her rather open, brazen manipulation of the upcoming gubernatorial election in Virginia.
The Responsibility & Ethics in Washington (CREW) pointed out the specifics of the Hatch Act, notably to provide context for the major ethics complain that it recently launched against Psaki.
“The Hatch Act prohibits executive branch employees from ‘us[ing their] official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election.’ ‘Political activity’ is defined as ‘an activity directed toward the success or failure of a political party, candidate for partisan political office, or partisan political group.” [Source: Breitbart]
In other words, Psaki should not transform her pulpit into an open mic for shamelessly promoting ultra-left candidates.
However, that is exactly what she did, per the official complaint from CREW.
“By mixing official government business with support of a candidate for partisan political office in the weeks before the election and engaging in political activity while on duty, Ms. Psaki appears to have used her official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election, political activity that is prohibited by law.” [Source: Citizens for Ethics]
As if the Biden administration has any respect whatsoever for the rule of law, especially considering that it blows off border security and shamelessly empowers the Taliban.
On her part, Psaki continues to play the puppet, clearly stating whatever Biden’s handlers want her to say.
In fact, she even goes as far to remark that she should be “careful” talking about politics … only to shamelessly endorse a far left candidate.
“Well, I have to be a little careful about how much political analysis I do from here … [Biden] of course wants former Gov. McAuliffe to be the future governor of Virginia. There is alignment on a lot of their agenda … We’re going to do everything we can to help former Governor McAuliffe, and we believe in the agenda he’s representing.” [Source: The New York Post]
Hm. So the Biden administration is a big believer in what McAuliffe is “representing” relative to his GOP challenger, Glenn Youngkin?
Youngkin, a successful businessman and political newcomer, has taken a rather clear stand on public education, a hot button issue that understandably concerns multiple millions of Americans.
Youngkin also made it clear that McAuliffe should not interfere in parents’ rights, especially with regard to highly explicit content available in school libraries for minors.
“What we’ve seen over the course of this last 20 months is our school systems refusing to engage with parents. In fact in Fairfax County this past week, we watched parents so upset because there was such sexually explicit material in the library they had never seen, it was shocking …
And in fact, you vetoed the bill that would have informed parents that they were there. You believe school systems should tell children what to do. I believe parents should be in charge of their kids’ education.” [Source: Fox News]
“I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” [Source: Fox News]
Well, that’s reassuring. Especially when schools are openly promulgating gender issues, CRT, and a host of other non-academic concerns.
Since McAuliffe apparently can’t provide Youngkin with much of a debate, he and the Democrats have instead decided to attack Youngkin’s ads instead (no kidding).
Recently, the Virginia Democratic Party claimed that several of Youngkin’s campaign ads apparently did not include “an unobscured, full-screen picture containing the candidate, either in photographic form or through the actual appearance of the candidate on camera.”
“These noncompliant advertisements have run thousands of times and have been seen by potentially millions of voters … The State Board of Elections should immediately convene a hearing and fine Mr. Youngkin $130,000 for failing to comply with the law.” [Source: Townhall]
One would think that the Democrats would spend more time thinking of a compelling argument than stalking campaign ads, but that would require original thinking … which is (ironically) not exactly a skill promoted in McAuliffe-style education.
Author: Jane Jones