Federal Investigators Say NY Sheriff Violated Hatch Act For Flying Pro-Trump Flag On Boat

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The attacks against Trump supporters continue.

A bogus investigation by federal investigators declared that a New York Sheriff violated the “Hatch Act” by flying a pro-Trump flag on his boat.

Oswego County Sheriff Don Hilton was also given a warning letter from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel for violating the Hatch Act.

So what exactly is the Hatch Act?

Well by definition it’s a federal law that “prohibits civil service employees in the executive branch of the federal government, except the president and vice president, from engaging in some forms of political activity”.

 

 

Fox News broke the story and shared these details:

An upstate New York sheriff received a warning from federal investigators for violating the Hatch Act by flying a “Making America Great” flag during a pro-Trump boat parade last summer.

Oswego County Sheriff Don Hilton received a warning letter from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) following an investigation into a complaint that the sheriff’s office flew an altered American flag with former President Donald Trump’s image and his campaign slogan “Making America Great” during an event titled the “Trump flotilla” on Oneida Lake on Aug. 2, 2020, Syracuse.com reported.

Photos published by local newspapers showed Hilton and three uniformed deputies aboard a labeled sheriff’s office Marine Patrol boat flying the pro-Trump flag.

The OSC has jurisdiction to enforce the Hatch Act, a 1939 law that limits federal executive branch employees from engaging in political activities while on the job, but exempts the president and vice president from violations. Because Hilton has “duties in connection with federally funded programs,” he is “covered by the Hatch Act,” the letter said, Oswego County News Now reported.

There are real crimes and corruption going on in the US and federal investigators are wasting their time and resources on disciplining a man for flying a Trump flag, how ridiculous is that?

 

The New York Post chipped in too:

An upstate New York sheriff received a warning from federal investigators for violating the Hatch Act by flying a “Making America Great” flag during a pro-Trump boat parade last summer.

Oswego County Sheriff Don Hilton received a warning letter from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) following an investigation into a complaint that the sheriff’s office flew an altered American flag with former President Donald Trump’s image and his campaign slogan “Making America Great” during an event titled the “Trump flotilla” on Oneida Lake on Aug. 2, 2020, Syracuse.com reported.

Photos published by local newspapers showed Hilton and three uniformed deputies aboard a labeled sheriff’s office Marine Patrol boat flying the pro-Trump flag.

The OSC has jurisdiction to enforce the Hatch Act, a 1939 law that limits federal executive branch employees from engaging in political activities while on the job, but exempts the president and vice president from violations. Because Hilton has “duties in connection with federally funded programs,” he is “covered by the Hatch Act,” the letter said, Oswego County News Now reported.

Rep. Boebert sent a tweet out to the Secretary of Defense stating they should check their own department for abuses of the Hatch Act, implying that the Hatch Act is just being used towards Trump supporters.


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