White House chief of staff Ron Klain warned after Hatch Act violation


Ron Klain in his office, on January, 13, 2015 in Washington, DC.

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White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain received a warning for violating the Hatch Act after he retweeted a political group’s post from his government Twitter account.

The Hatch Act prohibits government officials from using government resources for political activities.

Klain in May retweeted a post from the Democratic group Strike PAC thanking President Joe Biden for shipping out baby formula during the spring shortage. The second half of the tweet ran afoul of the act.

It linked to the PAC store with the text, “Get your Democrats Deliver merch today!” Klain removed the retweet when he learned of the complaint.

America First Legal, a group run by former Trump administration official Stephen Miller, brought the retweet to the attention of the Office of Special Counsel, an…

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