Saturday, August 08, 2020
Acting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan appears to have violated the Hatch Act by criticizing Joe Biden's stance on immigration and advocating for President Trump's re-election on Fox and Friends, according to a complaint sent today to the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). Morgan spoke out against a Biden administration and praised President Trump's stance on immigration while also warning viewers about potential threats to national security should Biden win the presidency. Despite being identified with his official title and appearing on the news show in his official capacity, Morgan used Fox News host's Pete Hesgeth questions as an opportunity to attack Biden and compare President Trump favorably to him, specifically referencing the upcoming election. Morgan told viewers, "what we need is an administration and a president that understands the importance of border security and that border security is national security." Later on, Morgan brought up Biden's stance on immigration, stating that "with that rhetoric that's being stated right now [by Biden], you are sending a missile--message right now to the cartels and smugglers who are going to exploit that ... And we've seen it before and we're going to see it again. I can promise the American people that that's what's going to happen. We're going to be in crisis 2.0."
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