The Office of Special Counsel recently revealed that the United States Post Office allowed its union employees to take unpaid time off in order to campaign for Hillary Clinton and other Democrats.
The Blaze explains how post offices in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin and Nevada gave liberal candidates a helping hand during 2016's hotly contested political races:
... the Office of Special Counsel recently determined that the USPS violated the Hatch Act by allowing nearly 100 employees to take leave from work in order to participate in the AFL-CIO’s “Labor 2016 program.”
The OSC report says the USPS showed “bias” by allowing workers to take leave to help conduct the union campaign activities. The report says 97 postal workers were granted “union leave.” Those workers took weeks off from their jobs at the postal service and were reimbursed by the National Association of Letter Carriers for their campaign work.
“The Labor 2016 program sought to ‘elect Hillary Clinton and pro-worker candidates across the country,’” according to the OSC report.
What is the Hatch Act? According to Fox News, it is "a federal law that limits certain political activities of federal employees. The law’s purpose is to ensure federal programs are 'administered in a nonpartisan fashion, to protect federal employees from political coercion in the workplace, and to ensure that federal employees are advanced based on merit and not based on political affiliation,' according to the OSC. The office is an independent federal agency that monitors compliance with that law and others." These workers, however, did “door-to-door canvassing, phone banks and other get-out-the-vote efforts."
OSC Acting Special Counsel Adam Miles says this was nothing new. The practice might be “long-standing, going back many election cycles, and perhaps started in the 1990s.” Of course, the Post Office is not supposed to support one candidate over another, but their political neutrality didn't stop them from breaking the law to support Democrats. “In many localities, the Postal Service is a citizen’s primary point of contact with the federal government, reinforcing the need for strict adherence to the letter and the spirit of the Hatch Act.”
After Hillary Clinton received no consequence from illegally handling classified documents, Democrats just feel like they can get away with anything. I guess we'll see what happens with this investigation to find out if they're correct.
Watch a news report on this illegal activity below:
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h/t The Blaze