Swalwell Blasts RNC: ‘This Is Not a Political Convention. It’s a Crime Scene’

The Republican National Convention is under criticism from Democrats for the string of apparent Hatch Act violations that have appeared over the course of the convention.

The Hatch Act is a 1939 law that prohibits employees of the executive branch (with the exception of the president, vice president and first lady) from engaging in political activities while in their official capacities.

On Tuesday night, acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf oversaw the latest apparent violation of the Hatch Act when he presided over a naturalization ceremony at the White House as part of the Republican National Convention programming.

Wolf’s actions were widely criticized. Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) wrote, “This is not a political convention. It’s a crime scene.”

Wolf is not the only RNC speaker accused of violating the Hatch Act. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered his convention speech from Jerusalem while on an official trip.

The Trump administration has defended their decisions to blur the line between government business and political activities. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said on Wednesday, “Nobody outside of the Beltway really cares. They expect that Donald Trump is going to promote Republican values and they would expect that Barack Obama, when he was in office, that he would do the same for Democrats.”

But the most frequent Hatch Act offender, Kellyanne Conway, is soon leaving the White House. The Office of the Special Counsel (OSC) found that Conway had violated the Hatch Act numerous times and recommended that she be removed from federal service.

The OSC said in a press release that Conway, who is also speaking at the Republican National Convention, “Violated the Hatch Act on numerous occasions by disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media.”

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  1. Well sorry but they tried to block Trump by shutting hotels down were the convention was to be. So he did it at his home. He is the president and in the pass presidents had parties . So is this going to be their next impeachment the hatch act. Sorry we are in a state of emergency as they put it so he stood home. Don’t worry it be hard to impeach if they all lose office.

  2. Obviously Swallowwell hasn’t heard about abortion clinics, BLM rally’s, Chicago, L.A., Philthadephia, and his staff. Now those are crime scenes. And I also agree with Janis. If Swallowell was put under a microscope like Trump has been, he would not be “serving” his people, he would be serving 10

  3. Trump above the law? What an idiot you are! Trump was falsely accused, tried, impeached and then restored. Remember ‘impeached’ will be on his name forever? You half-wit leftists have thrown everything at him and he survives. Imagine what could have been created for Americans without the constant petty warfare of your ‘liberal leaders’. Hillary LOST. Russia worked for HER and she still LOST Mueller lost. Millions of dollars, thousands of statements, months of character assassination: LOST. Comet, McCabe, Brennan, Clapper, Strzok, Page: LOST.
    Now you want Biden? 47 years of backing every failed foreign policy. 47 years of money laundering, backroom deals, bribes enriching him and his family. Harris? You mean Mrs. Not-Willie-Brown? The woman who carried on a years-long affair with the crookedest politician California has ever seen? The woman who was ‘given’ two important jobs in California government for services rendered to Willie? Wow. Such an independent feminist!
    Then you throw old Swalwell up here. He looks like a Kennedy who was dropped on his head repeatedly and purposefully as a baby. He’s the one who wants to nuke gun owners who won’t give up their god-given and constitutional rights to keep and bear arms for protection. You know-all the people in the fly-over states who don’t matter anyway.
    Add the Squnts in the Squad, the whiny Schumer, the incoherent Pelosi (sadly poisoned by her Botox/formaldehyde injections), the fat evil troll Stumbles McMyTurn, crazy commie Bernie, Pencil Dick Adam, Pudding Nadler…..the whole cast of characters who tried to attack Atty Gen William Barr. So pathetically stupid! It made me realize their voters were even dumb enough to vote them in. And let’s not even get started on Antifa, BLM, abolish Ice, Defund the police. My opinion is that only taxPAYERS should vote on funding issues. No more Harvard scholarships for an asshat writing ‘Black Lives Matter’ 250 times on his application…..he wasn’t even black.

  4. BS. This flatulent idiot (who’d nuke Americans for disagreeing with him) clearly doesn’t understand how thoroughly it’s violate by his own party AND speakers at the DNC convention.

    “The Hatch Act, a federal law passed in 1939, limits certain political activities of federal employees, as well as some state, D.C., and local government employees who work in connection with federally funded programs.”

    Remind me again who Commie-llama works for? How about the other CURRENTLY EMPLOYED speakers? Ilhan “I hate America and all it stands for” Omar. AOC?

  5. “General Confusion……..and the DNC can only come up with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris?” Brad

    Believe me, they were not MY choice. Don’t confuse the whole Party with the various individuals IN the Party. That would be a mistake.

    The same COULD be said about the American Fascist Party, but the numbers say otherwise. That party is much more single-minded and it shows up in poll after poll after poll.

  6. Right. Trump should be arrested and Biden appointed president by default without an election…. The perfect world in the Democrat’s minds….

  7. What a stupid law to begin with! Why wouldn’t they engage in political activities they’re in politics!!! What else would anyone expect them to do flip burgers???!!!

  8. Mr. Swallows keeps on showing his backside. He is from California and can’t help himself, living in the land of MORONS.

  9. Makes one smile how the can’t win and never will win have something to say. Swill well can not really think that only he checked into The Hatch Act.
    Thomas….Yes Stuart Smalley was very appropriate. Doggone it!

  10. SwallowsWell is someone that should look in the mirror and conclude…. “I’m not only a has been, but I’m a never was, and I’m not good enough, I’m not pretty enough, and gol darnit, people just don’t like me!” Needs to take his place next to Al Franken in the lying, cheating, and deceptive democratic hall of fame.

  11. Smallman should know about crime scenes…he’s a walking and talking example of who we need to imprison. What a douche bag

  12. This pathetic pos and his liberal feiends viate our constitution on a daily basis not counting the laws on campaign finances
    He’s a mindless idipt in the corner drooling on himself

  13. POOR STINKWELL, just cannot have his way like his “POLITICAL MAMA PIGLOSI HAS!” HE has been a looser all his life and still does not know how to change it!

  14. General Confusion……..and the DNC can only come up with Joe Biden and Kammal Harris? At least the Repubs are talking about who they are, who we are and America. Joe…..well I know he came out of his basement to ride his bike……with a helmet this time!!!

  15. He’s correct, it’s a crime scene. It’s a crime at how biased the reporting has been on the two conventions. Democrats are pulling out every dirty trick to make their coverage of the Republican convention a commercial for the Democrats. Lying, cheating, corrupt Democrats.

    Syphilis didn’t get the memo – you’re a lying ass. G. Delusion – Think for themselves? Bwahahahahaha. Democrats can’t think. They only absorb the lies from the media and Democrats. They talk about science, but spew the made up science propaganda from the media. Stupid Democrats – no intelligence.

  16. Bwahahahahahaha! If this is the best that the DNC and RINO’s can do, it won’t convince anyone who can think for themselves to vote for them, that’s for sure. How week…..!

  17. “The RNC is showing Americans why they should re-elect him for another 4 years and vote in Republicans who stand with him.” Tony

    If this is the best that the RNC can do, it won’t convince anyone who can think for themselves to vote for them. That’s for sure.

  18. And swallow well after 3 years you found no crime at the crime scene. your a douchebag

  19. Really, Phyllis, after spying on the Trump campaign from the White House, after weaponizing the FBI, CIA, NSA, IRS, and other government agencies to attack Trump and others in his administration, these few instances have you upset. Do you write comedy for SNL?

  20. The Pathetic Whiny DNCartel Clown Show had No Platform ,, just Boo Hoo over the success of President Trump. The RNC is showing Americans why they should re-elect him for another 4 years and vote in Republicans who stand with him. Buckle Up Buttercups !!

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