Stephen Miller Violated the Law By Ripping Biden on Fox and Friends
Stephen Miller is not only an controversial member of Team Trump, he is also wildly unpopular. That does not, however, stop the administration from having the adviser appear on cable news.
The friendliest place for Miller to appear is Fox news and he did a Friday morning spot on Fox and Friends. During the talk, the adviser blasted Donald Trump’s presumptive opponent, Joe Biden. Watchdog group CREW said that Miller’s rant was against the law as it violated the Hatch Act.
While on the show, Miller told the hosts:
“Well as you know Joe Biden is stuck in a basement somewhere and he just emerges every now and again and somebody hands him a notecard and he says whatever his 23 year old staffer tells him to say and then, he dutifully disappears to be seen a week later. As for former President Obama the reality is that for eight years he delivered nothing but failure and betrayal to the people of this country.”
Senior Advisor Stephen Miller: Obama and Biden delivered "failure and betrayal" to the people of this country pic.twitter.com/2OtfBXa3MM
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CREW explained why remarks like this violate the act. In a formal complaint, the group noted, “this Hatch Act prohibits any executive branch employee from ‘us[ing] his official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election.'”
It is very unlikely that Miller will face any kind of repercussions for his actions. Fellow Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway has violated the Hatch Act on a number of different occasions. She has never faced any discipline despite multiple complaints.