Article originally appeared on amgreatness.com.
The White House continued to use former President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “MAGA” disparagingly in public statements this week, despite being notified by the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) that using the term violated the Hatch Act and being warned against using it again. The Hatch Act is a longstanding ethics law that prohibits federal employees from using their offices to influence elections.
In a letter to the White House last week, the OSC informed Jean-Pierre that she had violated the Hatch Act when she used the phrase “MAGA Republicans” during a press conference in November.
The prosecutorial agency “decided to close this matter without further action” but warned the White House that if the “prohibited political activity” continued, they would “consider it a knowing and willful violation of the law that could result in OSC pursuing disciplinary action.”
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