Trump Appointee Who Didn’t “Give A Shit” About The Hatch Act Gets Sanctioned For Violating The Hatch Act

The Hill reports:

The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) on Tuesday announced a settlement with former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) official Lynne Patton, a political appointee and ally of former President Trump’s, for a Hatch Act violation over a video she produced for last year’s Republican National Convention.

As part of the settlement, Patton admitted that she violated the Hatch Act with the video in which the then-HUD Region II administrator interviewed residents of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) about their living conditions while apparently not letting the participants know that the video would be used for political purposes.

Read the full article. As part of the settlement, Patton is barred from working for the federal government for two four years and must pay a $1000 fine.

As you may recall, Patton once publicly declared, “I don’t give a shit” about the Hatch Act.

Patton last appeared on JMG when she declared that Hillary Clinton had Jeffrey Epstein murdered.

In 2019, she was trotted out during a US House hearing as evidence that Trump isn’t racist.

She has mocked death threats against Rep. Ilhan Omar and called reporter April Ryan “Miss Piggy.”

UPDATE: Contrary to the above-linked report, the “disbarment” from federal employment is actually four years, not two.