SHOCKER: Obama Won’t Punish Possible Hillary VP Pick Castro For Violating Federal Law
Yesterday, we reported that HUD Secretary Julian Castro, a possible VP pick for Hillary Clinton, violated federal law by endorsing her during an interview.
Today, we learn that Obama won’t punish Castro for violating the law. Anyone surprised?
The Hill reports:
Obama won’t punish HUD chief Castro for giving partisan interview
President Obama won’t discipline Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro for violating a rule prohibiting federal officials from making personal political statements while presenting themselves in an official capacity.
The White House confirmed on Tuesday that Castro, who has been mentioned as a possible running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, won’t face any punishment after he apologized for breaching the Hatch Act during an April interview with Yahoo News’s Katie Couric.
“I think, to his credit, Secretary Castro acknowledged the mistake that he made,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.
“He owned up to it, and he’s taken the necessary steps to prevent it from happening again,” Earnest told reporters.
“I think that’s the expectation that people have when you make a mistake, particularly in a situation like this.”
This is exactly what the American people have come to expect from the Obama administration.
No one who works for the government gets punished or fired for anything.