September 21, 2020

Campaign for Accountability Files Complaint with Federal Authorities Calling for Investigation of HUD Official for Potential Hatch Act Violations

This year, Patton solicited the participation of four tenants of the New York City Housing Authority to participate in a video praising the President which aired at the 2020 Republican National Convention. If this video, made solely for the purpose of advocating for the election of a political candidate, is found to have been created using resources obtained through Ms. Patton’s public office, it would be a clear violation of the Hatch Act.

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