Walter Shaub @waltshaub former Director of @OfficeGovEthics now with @CREWcrew personal account - views are my own Jun. 26, 2019 1 min read

THREAD: Today, Republican members of the House Oversight Committee will attack Henry Kerner for recommending Kellyanne Conway's firing. They'll say Julian Castro and Kathleen Sebelius were treated better, but both only violated the Hatch Act once and took responsibility. /1

Sebelius also repaid the govt for costs of the event where she got political. Conway violated the law repeatedly & said she won't stop. Kerner found violations by 11 other Trump appointees but treated them like Castro & Sebelius, even though they failed to take responsibility. /2

The members launching the attacks are aware of these distinctions, but are partisan attack dogs who care more about Trump than about the rule of law. They don't even care that Kerner was a Republican staffer on their OWN committee. /3

But don't take my word for it. Here's what Kerner's old boss, former Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, said during the last administration about the importance of hearings on Hatch Act enforcement: /4
 https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4804537/jason-chaffetz 

Or you can take the word of another Republican Chairmen of the Oversight Committee, Darrell Issa, on the importance of hearings on Hatch Act enforcement: /5
 https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4804533/rep-darrell-issa 

So, bear in mind, that Rep. Jim Jordan's attacks today against Henry Kerner today are not only hypocritical, they are knowingly hypocritical.
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