The Daily Caller reported Thursday that the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) found that U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm violated a federal ethics law by praising the Democratic Party in a live interview:
Granholm violated the Hatch Act of 1939, which prohibits federal employees from participating in political speech or campaigning activities, when she was interviewed for a Marie Claire Instagram Live video on Oct. 6, 2021, according to the OSC report.
Because Granholm was appointed by President Joe Biden and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, she must adhere to the Hatch Act, which limits her political speech while serving in her official capacity, the OSC stated.
“OSC has concluded that Secretary Granholm engaged in political activity when she gave this response promoting the electoral success of the Democratic Party. Specifically, when asked what viewers could do to ensure that certain legislation gets passed, Secretary Granholm began her answer by commenting that Democrats now have a majority in the House and the Senate, which is ‘good news,’” the OSC continued.
Granholm praised the Democratic Party’s “bare majority” in her Marie Claire interview after previously answering questions “related to her official position as the head of the Department of Energy,” the OSC reported.
Biden’s oil and energy policies, including shutting down pipelines and restricting drilling permits have had absolutely zero impact on the prices at the gas pump. “Ask Vladimir Putin about the prices,” says Granholm. pic.twitter.com/bE2AVn5GJw
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 30, 2022
The OSC found that Granholm also instructed the audience in the interview to vote for Democrat candidates.
“With respect to the Marie Claire interview, OSC has concluded that Secretary Granholm violated the Hatch Act,” OSC stated. “However, we are not recommending disciplinary action and have issued her a warning letter.”
You have been a bad girl. Here’s your letter. Just don’t do it again. Nothing to see here, now move along.
Imagine how the dem’s heads would explode if this had been a Trump admin cabinet secretary.
So sick of these dems NEVER being held accountable for anything!
They are all royalty and can do no wrong. It’s all of us little people who are the bad guys. We have just been put on the earth to be slaves and work our lives to pay taxes so the royalty can figure out how to spend it to make themselves all look good and get reelected
All those political animals are looking very bad right now!
Not even amounting to a slap on the hand? DemocRATS get away with almost everything. If that would have been a Republican, they would have had to resign last year already!! The way they are hounding the Jan 6 participants is unprecedented with RINOs participating!!
What do you expect from De Muck Rats…or is it Demon Crats?
This is an open invitation for every federal agency to encourage their millions of employees to shout praises to America and vote en bloc — but only for democrats who control their salaries. That’s a pretty good deal.