After an interesting first night of the Republican National Convention, both Democrats and Republicans have noted several controversies from violating the Hatch Act to implying the end of Democracy. We are only one night into the Republican National Convention, buckle up your seat belts folks! It might be a bumpy ride.
A House committee has come together to question President Trump on whether he broke the law as he held the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the White House with the assistance of government employees.
The ethical concerns are in regards to the Hatch Act, which is a law that restricts federal employees from engaging in certain political activities. In addition, the House Democrats are asking about another law that forbids the coercion of federal employees to conduct political activity.
Democrats, and even some Republicans, have expressed concerns that federal employees who would be assisting Trump with the speech would essentially be campaigning for the president, a violation of the Hatch Act.
“For the president of the United States to degrade once again the White House, as he has done over and over again, by saying he’s going to completely politicize it, is something that should be rejected right out of hand,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during an interview on MSNBC last week.
RNC continues at the White House
Trump still plans to deliver his acceptance speech on the fourth and final night of the convention from the White House, though some aides had pushed him to choose another location. “We’re doing a real speech on Thursday — live from the White House,” he said in Oshkosh, Wis.
“The messaging was very dark,” said Former Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) told The Hill. Despite the diversity the Republicans put on stage, Curbelo could not help but notice the level of fear attempted to be instilled and demonizing of the other side (Democratic party).
The Former Representative went on to say that the speakers of the RNC neglected to actually say any of their plans or ideas to fight the challenges that we face, such as coronavirus, climate change, job crisis, etc. The night left “people wanting more… to understand what President Trump’s plans are for the next 4 years.”
What is to be expected
Even though there were zero plans of action mentioned in the first night of the RNC, it is expected that the mention of Trump’s plans for healthcare, medicare, and social security will trickle in soon. We know where the president stands with “government handouts,” but what are his exact plans for America’s people, the chronically ill, or for seniors? We should hear more in the days to come.
“The only way they can take this election from us is if it is a rigged election” – President Trump
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) had plenty to say in response to Trump’s speech at the RNC last night. It is no secret how the two politicians feel about one another, but Sanders says this is bigger than After the President spoke from the White House, Sanders was outraged at the comment that brushed by millions of Americans. He remained adamant that Trump is attempting to undermine the election, rather, democracy as a whole.
“When I say that this is not only the most important election in our lifetimes, but the most important election in modern history, I am not kidding…What it means is if on election night Trump wins, well, he wins. But if he loses, from his perspective, he really hasn’t lost… He may not leave office, even when he loses the election. We have never had to deal with this in all of American History,” said Sanders told CNN.
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