ICE Employee Forced To Resign For Campaigning For Hillary On The Job

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Mike Brest Reporter
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An ICE employee was forced to resign on Monday and agree not to work in the federal government for the next five years after violating the Hatch Act.

The individual admitted to posting over a hundred social media messages in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton while she was on the job. She also admitted to encouraging coworkers to vote for Clinton and inviting them to go to a rally with her, according to a U.S. Office of Special Counsel statement.

“When a federal employee emphatically and repeatedly engages in political activity while on duty or in the workplace, OSC takes that very seriously,” Special Counsel Henry J. Kerner said. “This employee thumbed her nose at the law and engaged in vocal partisan politics both with her colleagues and on social media.

The former employee had received reprimands on her behavior and ethical training but she did not stop what she was doing.

The Hatch Act was voted into law in 1939 and it prevents federal employees from engaging in partisan politics.