Trouble for Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson? Sen. Orrin Hatch is calling for an investigation into Labor Department “propaganda” posters featuring the two so-called civil rights leaders. Um, really? He wants to know if Secretary Hilda Solis broke the law when she placed posters in elevators throughout the Labor Dept. headquarters in Washington D.C., the Daily Caller reported. Didn’t realize he was getting his talking points from Tucker Carlson and the Daily Caller.
Those posters featured a photo of Solis marching in protest alongside the Rev. Jesse Jackson and MSNBC television host Rev. Al Sharpton, among others. She was acting as an emissary of the Obama administration protesting against Alabama’s strict new law combating illegal immigration. Solis had her arms locked with Sharpton, and Jackson is a few feet away. The poster also carried a message for federal government employees — who are traditionally expected to be apolitical in the performance of their duties.
On Tuesday, Hatch wrote to the Labor Department’s Deputy Inspector General Daniel Petrole asking him to “investigate this matter thoroughly to determine whether the insertion of these posters violates any federal laws, including the Hatch Act, and whether the Secretary’s message has created a hostile work environment for any federal employees who might have differing political views.”
Hatch said Solis’ “poster campaign” conveys an “overtly political message.” Hatch said he thinks it’s “vital” to make sure “American taxpayers are not subsidizing partisan political messages, particularly during this contentious election season.” He said it’s also important to “ensure that federal government employees are not subjected [to] political propaganda in the workplace.” Source
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