HHS Secretary Broke Law With Obama Endorsement: OSC

Law360, Los Angeles (September 12, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Office of Special Counsel announced Wednesday that it has found Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits partisan speech by federal employees, when she endorsed President Barack Obama for re-election during a Feb. 25 speech.

According to the report, Sebelius violated the Hatch Act when she departed from a prepared speech at a Charlotte, N.C., gala and made "extemporaneous partisan remarks,” telling the audience that it was important to “make sure that in November [Obama] continues to...
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