The Hatch Act: No Big Deal?
Democrats are suggesting that Comey violated the Hatch Act. Let’s not argue about whether or not he did — let’s assume he did. Violating the Hatch Act isn’t a crime — there is no criminal penalty. The worst case scenario is that Comey could be fired — ironically for people working the federal government getting fired is a HUGE penalty — it almost never happens. Today the Obama administration provided no opinion negative or positive about Comey’s actions — presumably if they felt as though he violated the Act they would have said something. I think there is nothing to see here.