Republican National Convention Speakers Continue to Flout Hatch Act Ethics Laws | #teacher | #children | #kids

The Trump administration is facing accusations it has broken the law by using the powers of the federal government to aid the president’s reelection campaign. During the second night of the Republican National Convention, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed the convention while on a work trip in Israel in an apparent violation of the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from participating in political activities. House Democrats are now investigating. Two parts of Tuesday’s convention were filmed inside the White House. Trump pardoned a convicted bank robber who went on to start a nonprofit organization to help formerly incarcerated people reintegrate into society. Trump, along with acting Homeland Security Director Chad Wolf, held a naturalization ceremony inside the White House for five immigrants from Bolivia, Lebanon, India, Sudan and Ghana. The evening ended with a speech by first lady Melania Trump in the White House Rose Garden.

Melania Trump: “Just like me, I know many of you watch how mean and manipulative social media can be. And just like me, I’m sure many of you are looking for answers, how to talk to your children about the downside of technology and their relationships with their peers.”

Melania Trump spoke in front of a live audience in the Rose Garden, where the vast majority of attendees — including President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence — did not wear masks. CNN reports many attendees were not tested for coronavirus prior to the event. Meanwhile, Republicans canceled one scheduled speaker on Tuesday night, Mary Ann Mendoza, after she promoted an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory on Twitter just hours before her scheduled speech.

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