HUD’s Castro violated federal law by touting Clinton in interview
Should I expect anything less from Bill’s bride than her considering a guy named Castro as a possible VP running mate
Evidently, Castro while on official business had a slip of the tongue and was promoting Bill’s bride which is strictly prohibited by law. Government officials, in public, while on official business are not permitted to express their personal opinions on political matters.
Why would I expect Castro to obey the law if his potential boss doesn’t? He certainly was aware of the law by the statement he made.
Castro: Taking off my HUD hat for a second and speaking individually, while going on to call Clinton the most experienced 2016 candidate and criticizing Republicans.
After the fact, Castro attempted to worm his way out of his faux pas by saying; I offered my opinion to the interviewer after making it clear that I was articulating my personal view and not an official position. At the time, I believed that this disclaimer was what was required by the Hatch Act. However, your analysis provides that it was not sufficient.
I always marveled at Perry Mason the old wheelchair bound TV attorney when he made a statement he knew he shouldn’t but did it anyway. The judge would say to the jury; let that statement be stricken from the record. That is all well and good but once the seed is planted, the rest is history.
The same thing goes for Castro. I don’t care if he took off his HUD hat or not, he still was out of bounds with his remarks and should be chastised/punished for it.
I doubt if there will be any repercussions to Castro for deliberately breaking the rules. Breaking the law seems to run in their circles.
Having a guy with the last name Castro for the Vice President of the USA is as bad as putting a guy named Jesse James or John Dillinger as the Treasury Secretary.
I have always been a firm believer of; what goes around comes around.
Right makes might and honesty is always the best policy