What is the Hatch Act, and why did Kellyanne Conway get accused of violating it so egregiously?

The Washington Post

Ultimately, your boss is the one who metes out the punishment. There have been some federal employees who have recently lost their jobs for this, but as Conway demonstrates, the higher up you are, the more wiggle room you have to avoid punishment. In 2017, the office sought the removal of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration employee for repeated Hatch Act violations, said Delaney Marsco, the legal counsel for ethics at the Campaign Legal Center. In 2014, the office got an FEC attorney who had posted partisan tweets and criticized the Republican Party in a media interview to resign.

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