Less than a day after being found in violating of federal law, Barack Obama’s Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro got a pass from his boss.
Despite the fact that violating the Hatch Act – essentially campaigning on government time – comes with penalties that range from reprimand to immediate termination, Obama has declared that he won’t punish or discipline Castro, or even give him a stern talking to.
Castro has been on the short-list for vice-presidential candidate for Hillary Clinton and has spent a large amount of time sucking up to Hillary. This is probably why White House Spokesman Josh Earnest said the following:
“I think to his credit, Secretary Castro acknowledged the mistake that he made.” Continuing, Earnest said, “He owned up to it, and he’s taken the necessary steps to prevent it from happening again.”
Another lawbreaker in the Obama Administration gets off scot-free.
In April, Castro, was interviewed by leftist Catie Couric, with the official HUD seal in the background, he said that Hillary Clinton was the “most experienced, thoughtful and prepared candidate for president that we have this year.”
Castro declared Trump unfit for office.
In ruling that Castro violated the Hatch Act, the Office of the Special Counsel said that he “impermissibly mixed his personal political views with official agency business, despite his efforts to clarify that some answers were being given in his personal capacity.”
“Although it was not my intent, I made one here,” he said.
It seems that if you work in the Obama White House, all you have to do is admit you broke the law and nothing will happen.