White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre violated the Hatch Act, watchdog say

Why were Jean-Pierre's remarks investigated?

What did Jean-Pierre say in 2022?

What did the OSC find?

The OSC concluded that Jean‐Pierre did violate the Hatch Act, noting that the legislation

prohibits a covered employee from using her official authority

influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election."

But the agency "decided not to pursue disciplinary action and have instead issued Ms. Jean‐Pierre a warning letter,