Trump’s Social Media Director Broke The Law And Republicans Let Him Off The Hook
Fact: The Trump administration doesn’t like laws. They don’t like the fact that laws impede their agenda, and they don’t like that they’re bad at getting laws passed. Now, Trump’s social media director Dan Scavino Jr. has been informed that he’s violated the law with a tweet targeting a GOP lawmaker who does not agree with Trump’s draconian policies.
Scavino was getting a little revenge by attacking a member of the Republican party who helped kill Trump’s first disastrous health care bill. Many Republican’s worried from the beginning of this administration that Trump would unleash his loyal supporters and Twitter trolls on any member of the party that crosses him. Scavino’s tweet seemed to confirm those fears:
“.@realDonaldTrump is bringing auto plants & jobs back to Michigan. @justinamash is a big liability.#TrumpTrain, defeat him in primary,” Scavino wrote on Twitter.
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino) April 1, 2017
The tweet violated the Hatch Act, a federal law that prohibits government officials from using their position for political activity. Scavino has been a longtime Trump supporter, rising from being his personal caddie in the 1990s to a prominent campaign and now White House social media guru.
“Mr. Scavino has been advised that if in the future he engages in prohibited political activity while employed in a position covered by the Hatch Act, we will consider such activity to be a willful and knowing violation of the law, which could result in further action,” the Office of Special Counsel wrote in a statement.
The case was reviewed after Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint. So, let this be a lesson that taking official action on some of the ridiculous things this administration is doing can get results.
Sadly, under the GOP-controlled Congress, members of the administration have gotten away with violating the emoluments clause, attempting to derail an FBI investigation, lying on security clearance forms, failing to report their work as a foreign agent, and many other things.
Let’s send a message on November 6th, 2018 that Americans do not tolerate this level of corruption. Let’s vote them all out!