Sebelius violated Hatch Act, says special counsel

Rick Moran
American Thinker
9/13/2012

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated the law that prevents federal officials from political advocacy on the taxpayer’s dime.

Sebelius attended a political rally in North Carolina last February where she urged the re-election of President Obama and the election of local Democrats.

Since her appearance at the rally was considered part of her official duties, the Office of Special Counsel determined she violated the law…

…Typical craveness from Sebelius in her explanation, noting that the DNC had reimbursed taxpayers for the trip:

That should have been enough to avoid a Hatch Act violation, Sebelius said in her response to the investigation. Sebelius said “it seems somewhat unfair” to conclude that she was using her official title for political purposes, and noted that she voluntarily sought to reimburse the federal government for the trip after going “off script.”

“If there was a violation of the Hatch Act based on the use of my title, I believe the violation was technical and minor,” Sebelius told the OSC. “These are not the types of violations that the Hatch Act is intended to address.”

She noted that the OSC did not recommend that Obama take any specific action to punish her, and said, “I don’t believe that any action would be appropriate.”

It’s “unfair” that she violated the law? And these are exactly “the type of violations the Hatch Act was intended to address.” How much clearer can the law be?…

The complete article is at American Thinker.

Also, at Big Government, Report: Sebelius Violated Federal Law with Obama Re-election Appeal

UpdateSebelius violated Hatch Act and may be fired, Obama administration lawyers find

H/T Jim Treacher who writes, “Doubtful. If Obama went around firing people for breaking every little law, he’d have nobody left.”

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